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06/23/18 11:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Celebrating a project completed on time are (l-r) Shelter Island Supervisor Gary Gerth, Greenport Mayor George Hubbard, Project Manager Manny Lilimpakis and Heights Property Owners Corporation General Manager Stella Lagudis who each received a plaque representing the under-water cabling that now stretches from Shelter Island to Greenport, assuring the town with reliable electrical service.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Celebrating a project completed on time are (from left Shelter Island Supervisor Gary Gerth, Greenport Mayor George Hubbard, Project Manager Manny Lilimpakis and Heights Property Owners Corporation General Manager Stella Lagudis who each received a plaque representing the under-water cables that now stretch from Shelter Island to Greenport.

It was all smiles Thursday morning as representatives from PSEG, Shelter Island Town, the Heights Property Owners Corporation and Greenport Village gathered outside the North Ferry office to celebrate the successful completion of a seven-month project to install underwater electrical cables.

The completion will guarantee the town reliable electricity to meet peak demands during the summer months.“Enjoy your power,” a jovial Greenport Mayor George Hubbard declared. Since his own vehicle repair shop is located on the Island, he too, will be a beneficiary of reliable power here. (more…)

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05/31/18 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

A new row of chairs had to be set up in the Town Hall meeting room on the afternoon of May 25 and it still wasn’t enough to seat the overflow crowd of residents who stood in the back and crowded the corridor. (more…)

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05/23/18 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Heights Property Owners Corporation General Manager Stella Lagudis told the Town Board she wants to balance the interests of one Heights resident with those of neighbors and people trying to access the North Ferry Line.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Heights Property Owners Corporation General Manager Stella Lagudis told the Town Board she wants to balance the interests of one Heights resident with those of neighbors and people trying to access the North Ferry Line.

Heights Property Owners Corporation General Manager Stella Lagudis walked a careful line at the Town Board work session Tuesday, trying to balance the needs of a Heights resident with those of neighbors and drivers in the North Ferry line. (more…)

05/04/18 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The League of Women Voters of Shelter Island President Lois B. Morris.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The League of Women Voters of Shelter Island President Lois B. Morris.

A seasoned editor once told a group of young reporters that there is no good news and no bad news. There’s just news.

We’ve had some news lately that is worth spotlighting here and the old editor should not take offense, but there’s been some really good news for Shelter Island recently. (more…)

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04/25/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Retiring as chairman of the Deer & Tick Committee and as natural resources manager at Mashomack Preserve, Mike Scheibel (center) received a commendation from the Town Board Tuesday for his years of service. Supervisor Gary Gerth, left, and Councilman Jim Colligan presented a plaque.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Retiring as chairman of the Deer & Tick Committee and as natural resources manager at Mashomack Preserve, Mike Scheibel (center) received a commendation from the Town Board Tuesday for his years of service. Supervisor Gary Gerth, left, and Councilman Jim Colligan presented him with a plaque.

The Town Board learned at Tuesday’s work session that the Deer & Tick Committee will either ask for a reallocation of its money or more funding for its 2019 budget.

Listening to an account of efforts made in the 2017-18 hunting season, members heard about a successful pilot “Nuisance Wildlife Control Officers” (NWCO) program that killed 50 deer during the February and March hunt on some town-managed properties. (more…)