01/26/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Snow glistening the trees in Silver Beach.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Snow glistening the trees in Silver Beach.

Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty declared and signed  ‘a state of emergency” document this afternoon.

The declaration gives the town certain necessary powers during emergencies and implements the town’s Emergency Operations Plan.

Below is a copy of the official document. (more…)

01/26/15 2:23pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A fierce blizzard scheduled to hit the Island tonight,has resulted in more town closings.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A fierce blizzard scheduled to hit the Island tonight,has resulted in more town closings.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty has just announced that Town Hall will be closed tomororw, January 27, including the weekly Town Board work session.

Essential town services, such as the police and highway departments will be operational through the blizzard, Mr. Dougherty said.

01/25/15 8:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman is seeking to get county government to commission a study on the heating of waters of the Long Island Sound and Peconic Estuary by the two Millstone nuclear power plants in Connecticut. The facilities are just 18 miles across the Sound from the Island. (more…)

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01/21/15 12:00pm

 

 FILE PHOTO |Newly elected US Congressman Lee Zeldin addressing his supporters on election night at Suffolk County Republican Headquarters.

FILE PHOTO |Newly elected US Congressman Lee Zeldin addressing his supporters on election night at Suffolk County Republican Headquarters.

Below is a statement from Congressman Lee Zeldin, responding to President Obama’s State of the Union speech last night.

Tonight, during President Obama’s 7th State of the Union, he stood before America to share his priorities for 2015. (more…)

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01/21/15 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board at its Tuesday work session discussed test well levels, FEMA grants and residency requirements for town employees.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board at its Tuesday work session discussed test well levels, FEMA grants and residency requirements for town employees.

What a difference a week makes.

At the January 14 Town Board work session, Supervisor Jim Dougherty reported what he termed “encouraging” news for December’s test well levels. All 13 well’s water levels were up.

But Tuesday Mr. Dougherty gave a polar opposite report for mid-January levels. Eleven wells were down, with the Dering Harbor Village well at its lowest level since testing began seven years ago. The Rocky Point Avenue, Big Ram and Little Ram wells are 20 percent below their January averages. (more…)