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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.

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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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04/17/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO North Ferry is seeking a rate hike this year, the first since 2011. In 2004, it sought a hike to help defray the costs of adding a second large boat to its fleet. The latest request is aimed at helping the company to get out of the red, since it has lost money the past two years.

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North Ferry is seeking a rate hike this year, the first since 2011. In 2004, it sought a hike to help defray the costs of adding a second large boat to its fleet. The latest request is aimed at helping the company to get out of the red, since it has lost money the past two years.

40 YEARS AGO
Jernick tourism view enrages Huschle

When tSupervisor Thomas Jernick Jr. told the Reporter  Shelter Island having “no need for tourists,” he enraged David Huschle, chairman of the Eastern Long Island Travel Trade Executives. (more…)

04/15/14 8:00am

 

DON BINDLER PHOTO | A snowy owl in flight over Shell Beach last week.

DON BINDLER PHOTO | A snowy owl in flight over Shell Beach last week.

Don Bindler photographed these snowy owls late last week on Shell Beach, writing to us: “The seasons seem to be mixed up. First time I’ve ever shot a snowy owl while wearing a T-shirt. This mature bird is way past its usual time in these parts. Presumably it’s on its way north.” (more…)