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10/29/14 10:16am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board heard a request for information from PSEG Tuesday at its work session. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board heard a request for information from PSEG Tuesday at its work session. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown.

A resident who had been in the forefront questioning PSEG’s plans to construct a substation on the Island for backup electricity needs asked the Town Board Tuesday for an explanation of the power company’s silence on the issue. (more…)

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10/29/14 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO A firefighter’s family’s benefits or the ability to give organs to strangers is at stake, according to Arthur P. Bloom, a member of the Suffolk County Fire Rescue Emergency Services Commission.

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A firefighter’s family’s benefits or the ability to give organs to strangers is at stake, according to Arthur P. Bloom, a member of the Suffolk County Fire Rescue Emergency Services Commission.

The same desire to save lives, which prompts people to become firefighters, could be in conflict with their desire to be organ donors in the event of their deaths in the line of duty. (more…)

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10/27/14 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board discussed Tuesday extending an irrigation law moratorium.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board is close to finalizing the 2015 budget.

The Shelter Island Town Board settled on a tentative $9.9 budget for 2015 Friday, with $7.73 million to come from property taxes.

That represents a 5.9 percent increase over the $7.29 million that was raised from taxes to support the current year’s budget. (more…)