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12/02/16 8:00am
KELLY ZEGERS PHOTO Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and Louise Harrison of Save the Sound at a forum this week on Plum Island.

KELLY ZEGERS PHOTO Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and Louise Harrison of Save the Sound at a forum this week on Plum Island.

Those working towards preserving Plum Island’s unused, natural acreage from development see both uncertainty and hope in their goal as a new presidential era begins. 

The island is currently set to be sold by the federal government to the highest bidder, as operations from the Plum Island Animal Disease center will move to a new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas expected to open in 2022.

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12/01/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Eastern Long Island Hospital.

COURTESY PHOTO Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport.

President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on a platform that included a promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare,” raising questions about how health care could change in 2017.

Local hospitals are preparing by keeping a close eye on how the new administration is taking shape, including any developments regarding Mr. Trump’s goals and cabinet appointments. (more…)

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11/30/16 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO American Legion Post 281 Commander Dave Clark raising a flag Tuesday in front of the legion hall in the Center. The flag was lowered and will be taken to Hawaii for the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which will be remembered next week.

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American Legion Post 281 Commander Dave Clark raising a flag Tuesday in front of the legion hall in the Center. The flag was lowered and will be taken to Hawaii for the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which will be remembered next week. From left, Mr. Clark, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Tom Ronayne, Suffolk County Veteran Service Agency director. 

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone visited Shelter Island Tuesday afternoon for a flag raising ceremony. (more…)

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11/30/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Clean Energy Community Coordinator William Achnitz told the Town Board Tuesday how to compete for what could be as much as a $100,000 non-matching grant.

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Clean Energy Communities Coordinator William Achnitz told the Town Board Tuesday how to compete for what could be as much as a $100,000 non-matching grant.

It’s highly competitive, but with quick action, Shelter Island would have a chance to qualify for a New York State grant of up to $100,000 by being named a “Clean Energy Community,” (more…)

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11/30/16 12:32pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Resident Larry Adler warned the Town Board it will face costly lawsuits if it persists in limiting short-term rentals.

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Resident Larry Adler warned the Town Board it will face costly lawsuits if it persists in limiting short-term rentals.

After several months of discussions, Town Board members agreed at their work session Tuesday to streamline a comprehensive short-term rental proposal that will be the subject of a late January public hearing. (more…)