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01/30/15 2:00pm
CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | John Costello

CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | John Costello following a court appearance last month.

A Suffolk grand jury has indicted the 71-year-old Greenport man accused of being drunk behind the wheel when swerving into oncoming traffic and striking another car and killing its passenger last month, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office announced Thursday. (more…)

01/30/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A fierce blizzard was handled by the superb work of the Shelter Island Highway Department.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A fierce blizzard was handled by the superb work of the Shelter Island Highway Department.

All Islanders should give a heartfelt thank you to the Highway Department crews under the leadership of Superintendent Jay Card Jr. who worked tirelessly to keep roads open for emergencies and ready for businesses Wednesday morning. (more…)

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01/30/15 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Bob Plumb of Salt Construction (left) won a go-ahead from ZBA members Patricia Shillingburg, Doug Matz, William “Pitch” Johnston III and Phil DiOrio on construction of a house on Ram Island drive with a warning: No more changes without first clearing them with the ZBA.

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Bob Plumb of Salt Construction (left) won a go-ahead from ZBA members Patricia Shillingburg, Doug Matz, William “Punch” Johnston III and Phil DiOrio on construction of a house on Ram Island drive with a warning: No more changes without first clearing them with the ZBA.

There was a sharp difference in tone Wednesday night — less frustration and rancor than previously —  but the message was the same to builders of a house at Ram Island Drive: There are to be no further changes in construction without first clearing them with the Zoning Board of Appeals. (more…)

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01/30/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTOS | From left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor, State Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (R-new Suffolk).

COURTESY PHOTOS | From left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor, State Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (R-new Suffolk).

In the aftermath of the arrest of one of New York State’s most powerful lawmakers, some local legislators are calling for change while others are remaining silent. (more…)
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01/29/15 4:30pm
KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS  PHOTO | Aircraft at the East Hampton Airport.

KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS PHOTO | Aircraft at the East Hampton Airport.

In the quiet of winter, big legal guns have opened fire, joining the controversy over excessive helicopter traffic and noise over the Island and the North and South forks. (more…)