Featured Story
12/18/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Councilman Peter Reich back in December 2004 pointed to problems with the Town Hall structure that were threatening use of the building unless the Town Board allocated money for needed repairs.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Councilman Peter Reich back in December 2004 pointed to problems with the Town Hall structure that were threatening use of the building unless the Town Board allocated money for needed repairs.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

“Goldfinger” premiered in United States movie houses. (more…)

Featured Story
12/17/14 10:25am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | New legislation is afoot to protect pets from unnecessary piercings and taggings.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | New legislation is afoot to protect pets from unnecessary piercings and taggings.

Increased protection by the state for pets might be in the cards.

State Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) has co-sponsored legislation that would prohibit “the unnecessary piercing and tattooing of cats, dogs, and all other pets for purely cosmetic purposes for the pleasure of the owner, except under limited circumstances,” according to Mr. LaValle’s office. (more…)

Featured Story
12/17/14 8:25am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board was asked at its Tuesday work session about emergency plans in the event of an accident at the Millstone nuclear power plant. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown. Councilwoman Chris Lewis was present but not shown in the photo.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board was asked at its Tuesday work session about emergency plans in the event of an accident at the Millstone nuclear power plant. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown. Councilwoman Chris Lewis was present but not shown in the photo.

A resident asked the Town Board Tuesday if it was up to speed with notification plans in the event of a nuclear accident at the Millstone Power Station in Waterford, Connecticut.

Vincent Novak noted that in March 2011 the board said it would be looking into developing a plan with the police department since the Island lies within an “emergency planning zone” (EPZ). The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission sets out a 50 mile radius for an EPZ around nuclear plants, which “are designed to avoid or reduce [dangers] from potential ingestion of radioactive materials” by contaminated food and water, according to the USNRC. (more…)