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04/29/15 2:00pm

 

COURTESY PHOTO |Brady Wilkins in September 2014, after it was announced he’d be taking over as the face of the Peconic Baykeeper nonprofit advocacy group.

COURTESY PHOTO |Brady Wilkins in September 2014, after it was announced he’d be taking over as the face of the Peconic Baykeeper nonprofit advocacy group.

The search for the next Peconic Baykeeper is once again on.

Seven months after he signed on as the public face of the nonprofit water protection advocacy group, Brady Wilkins resigned from the Baykeeper position last Monday, said Brendan McCurdy, the organization’s chairman. (more…)

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04/29/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Rendering of what Elite Towers said its proposed tower at the Manhanset Firehouse could look like.

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Rendering of what Elite Towers said its proposed tower at the Manhanset Firehouse could look like.

The proposal for a new cell tower at the Manhanset Firehouse isn’t dead, but it’s limping.

That’s because Elite Towers — the company slated to construct the tower here — has only been able to sign two carriers — Verizon and Sprint — to put antennae on the tower. Until it can secure more wireless companies to join in, the investment in creating a new tower isn’t working. (more…)

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04/28/15 12:00pm

 

JULIE LANE PHOTO |  Water Advisory Committee Chairman John Hallman.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |
Water Advisory Committee Chairman John Hallman.

“Believe it or not, there’s a lot of politics on the Island.”

John Hallman’s comment to the Hay Beach Property Association Saturday at St. Mary’s Church drew laughter. But it was a theme that echoed throughout the presentations he and Town Engineer John Cronin  made about water quality. (more…)

04/28/15 10:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO Councilwoman Chris Lewis appealed to students at Shelter Island Library Friday to not only register to vote when they are 18, but to cast informed votes by knowing the issues.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO
Councilwoman Chris Lewis appealed to students at Shelter Island Library Friday to not only register to vote when they are 18, but to cast informed votes by knowing the issues.

They came because it was required and because the Shelter Island League of Women Voters was treating them to a pizza and soda lunch.

But they left three hours later with an appreciation of what it means to vote. (more…)

04/25/15 3:00pm
BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO

BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO

Colin Hoye’s April 16 letter to the editor (“It can’t wait”) brings attention to an aspect of Shelter Island that can so often be overlooked. With our all-too-busy world and ambitious lifestyles, we sometimes do not take the time to notice, no less fully understand, the ecological significance of those special natural communities such as the estuary fed by Dickerson’s Creek. (more…)