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05/27/15 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | PSEG officials Bob Parkinson, left and John O’Connell outlining an electrical substation plan for the Island at the Town Board work session Tuesday.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | PSEG officials Bob Parkinson, left and John O’Connell outlining an electrical substation plan for the Island at the Town Board work session Tuesday.

PSEG was selling. But Shelter Island wasn’t buying.

Several power company officials were back on the Island at Tuesday’s Town Board work session renewing, for the third time, a pitch to build an electrical substation off South Ferry Road on the site of the old highway department barn. The property is town-owned and the board would have to vote to sell or lease it to the power company for the project to proceed. (more…)

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COURTESY PHOTO |  'Say Something,' a film about substance abuse will be shown at Shelter Island School on May 28.

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‘Say Something,’ a film about substance abuse will be shown at Shelter Island School on May 28.

 

Times have certainly changed. One thing that has remained constant over the past several decades is our struggle with drug and alcohol abuse and addiction.

The motivation behind the documentary, “Say Something,” is to promote an honest dialogue about this issue. It asks questions without pretending to have all the answers. Through interviews with students, parents, professionals and recovering addicts, it addresses these questions with a matter-of-fact approach. Hopefully it will spark that conversation and just maybe impact kids enough to make positive choices and avoid the very real consequences of substance abuse. (more…)

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05/26/15 4:30pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO A herd of deer from last winter's hunting season.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO
A herd of deer from last winter’s hunting season.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking comments on proposed changes to three regulations affecting harvesting of antlerless  deer and deer management permits, fall turkey hunting and fisher trapping and general trapping. (more…)

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05/26/15 2:00pm
GLEN SHERMAN PHOTO Members of the Peconic Bay Power Squadron demonstrated the use of inflatable life jackets as part of this month’s observance of National Safe Boating Week.

GLEN SHERMAN PHOTO
Members of the Peconic Bay Power Squadron demonstrated the use of inflatable life jackets as part of this month’s observance of National Safe Boating Week.

The Peconic Bay Power Squadron kicked off its National Safe Boating Week at Strong’s Marine in Mattituck with a “Ready, Set, Wear It” campaign to encourage use of lifejackets. (more…)

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05/26/15 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | A scene at Fiske Field from last season. The Bucks open at home Monday, June 1 at five p.m.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | A scene at Fiske Field from last season. The Bucks open at home Monday, June 1 at five p.m.

As hundreds of summer vacationers begin their annual trek to Shelter Island this summer season, a select few will land on the East End planning to catch something entirely different than rays of sun.

After months of planning by the managerial staff, the 25-man Shelter Island Bucks roster will finally arrive on the Island in time for their season opener against the Sag Harbor Whalers on Sunday, May 31. (more…)