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04/23/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Ferry traffic correctly accessing the line to board North Ferry from Wiggins Street (at left) last August had to contend with drivers trying to cut into the line illegally from Third Street.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Ferry traffic correctly accessing the line to board North Ferry from Wiggins Street (at left) last August had to contend with drivers trying to cut into the line illegally from Third Street.

A pilot plan is in the works to reroute traffic for the North Ferry in Greenport.

Greenport Village Mayor David Nyce has been speaking with state officials for several months about a plan to redirect ferry lines on the village side to help ease traffic congestion. (more…)

04/22/14 10:52am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO |

REPORTER FILE PHOTO |

 Deputy Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs has announced that the Shelter Island Town Board work session scheduled for 1 p.m. today has  been cancelled.

The board would lack a quorum since Councilman Peter Reich is on medical leave, Supervisor Jim Dougherty is on vacation and Councilman Paul Shepherd called in sick, according to Ms. Jacobs.

 

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04/21/14 2:00pm

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board in session Thursday, April 17. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Ed Brown.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board in session Thursday, April 17. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Ed Brown.

One day beach passes will be available this summer at Wades and Shell beaches.

The Town Board passed a resolution Thursday, April 17 to allow non-resident summer visitors access to the beaches as a pilot program. (more…)

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04/17/14 11:10am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher warned his colleagues that more attention needs to be paid to climate change if the Island is to have a sufficient amount of potable water in the future.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher warned his colleagues that more attention needs to be paid to climate change if the Island is to have a sufficient amount of potable water in the future.

Shelter Island could soon be in the same boat as the Ancient Mariner: “Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.”

That’s if today’s studies of water adequacy don’t take climate changes into consideration, according to Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher

“There’s no question we’ve got plenty of water,” Mr. Pysher said. “The question is whether we’re going to be able to drink it.” (more…)

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04/16/14 10:46am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Town Board continued its discussion on licensing commercial waste haulers.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Town Board continued its discussion on licensing commercial waste haulers.

Everyone who is paid for a job hauling away waste material — even one person in a pickup truck who occasionally takes away trash — should be under the same regulations as large hauling companies.

That’s the opinion of Jon DiVello, owner of Shelter Island Environmental Services (SIES), who attended the Town Board work session Tuesday and joined its discussion on licensing commercial haulers. (more…)