With a hurricane season that could be here by August or September, the Town Board has told Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. to push consultants to produce a design plan and estimate of the amount of materials needed to shore up Reel Point. (more…)
At its Tuesday work session, the Town Board gave updates on several issues that have been before the public in recent weeks.
There seems to be movement on only one pressing concern — the erosion crisis at Reel Point — while the situations of limited availability of medical care on the Island and the criminal cutting of acres of trees off Menhaden Lane remain status quo. (more…)
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO After the March 2 nor’easter, this view of Reel Point shows waves that have carved out extenisve sections, something Waterways Management Advisory Council Chairman John Needham called ‘alarming.’
Severe erosion resulting from a series of nor’easters have wreaked havoc on Reel Point. Waterways Management Advisory Council (WMAC) Chairman John Needham termed the damage done by the most recent storms as “alarming.” (more…)
Shelter Island doesn’t own Reel Point and so what should its involvement be to protect it from erosion?
It’s a question town officials have grappled with, finally concluding, on the advice of Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr., that if taking no action threatens properties around Coecles Harbor, public money could be spent to protect them. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Tracy McCarthy at home on Fred’s Lane.
Tracy McCarthy was 40 when she moved permanently to Shelter Island. But in all the ways that count, she lived here all her life.
Her recurring childhood ear infections? Doctor Grunwaldt treated them. First job? Bussing tables at the Ram’s Head Inn. Name a milestone — first boyfriend, learning to parallel park, the moment she spotted her future husband. She can tell you exactly where on this Island it happened. (more…)