08/25/14 10:47am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.

Opinions expressed in the Prose & Comments column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Shelter Island Reporter’s editorial staff.

By Bill Smith

The recent articles in the press about the future of Plum Island and the predictable posturing going on by our politicians who clearly know nothing about the island or the extent of the contamination is very disturbing.  Equally disturbing are the environmental groups who again know nothing about the contamination there, or worse that don’t really care and only see the island and grabbing the management of it as a money generating golden nugget for what in most cases are self-perpetuating organizations. (more…)

08/24/14 8:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

Three separate meetings were held last week, in Peconic, on Shelter Island and in Bridgehampton, all packed with people outraged by the noise made by commercial helicopters carrying passengers back and forth between Manhattan and East Hampton Airport. (more…)