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08/02/17 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO David Harms, argued at the July 26 ZBA meeting against a proposed 120-foot cell tower adjacent to his Cobbetts Lane property. Also pictured is John Coughlin, attorney for Elite Tower, Verizon and the Shelter Island Fire Commissioners.

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David Harms, argued at the July 26 ZBA meeting against a proposed 120-foot cell tower adjacent to his Cobbetts Lane property. Also pictured is John Coughlin, attorney for Elite Tower, Verizon and the Shelter Island Fire Commissioners.

Most of the anticipated fireworks over construction of a cell tower ticketed for the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane to improve fire department communications and cell phone service in the area are on hold awaiting a public hearing before the Town Board. (more…)

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07/24/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset Firehouse could be the site of a second Shelter Island cell phone tower.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset Firehouse could be the site of a second Shelter Island cell phone tower.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is poised to hear from John Coughlin, attorney for  Deer Park’s Elite Towers, Wednesday night as he makes the case for a new tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane. (more…)

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06/19/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset Firehouse is likely to be the site of a second Shelter Island cell phone tower.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset Firehouse is likely to be the site of a second Shelter Island cell phone tower.

Three years after Shelter Island Fire Commissioners began discussions about locating a new cell tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane, the application will be considered by the Zoning Board of Appeals. (more…)

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07/26/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Fire Commissioner Larry Lechmanski agreed with his colleagues Monday night to hold off efforts to incorporate the Shelter Island Fire Department in order to further discuss the pros and cons. Shown with his back to the camera is fellow Commissioner Richard Surozenski.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Fire Commissioner Larry Lechmanski agreed with his colleagues Monday night to hold off efforts to incorporate the Shelter Island Fire Department in order to further discuss the pros and cons. Shown with his back to the camera is fellow Commissioner Richard Surozenski.

On the advice of its attorney, Helen Rosenblum, Shelter Island Fire Commissioners Monday night agreed to to proceed to incorporate the Fire Department. (more…)

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03/30/16 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Tests were conducted Tuesday morning at the Manhanset Firehouse to determine the necessary height and exact placement for a proposed cell tower.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Tests were conducted Tuesday morning at the Manhanset Firehouse to determine the necessary height and exact placement for a proposed cell tower.

With winds whipping at a brisk pace Tuesday morning, representatives of Elite Towers conducted tests designed to determine the optimum height and best placement for a cell tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbett’s Lane. (more…)