AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A deep and wide hole on the North Ferry line recently filled with sand, dirt and gravel.
Drivers boarding North Ferry boats in Greenport for the trip to Shelter Island have been plagued in recent weeks by expanding potholes in the area where vehicles line up to await ferries. The entire area is a mess, with gaping holes and uneven surfaces lining the entire turnaround. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame opened in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France ended.
Representing the first teachers’ strike in the United States, the Florida Education Association initiated a mass resignation of teachers to protest state funding of education.
And on Shelter Island … (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO ‘We want control of our waters,’ Marcus Kaasik told the Town Board at a special February 7 meeting on seagrass management.
More than 30 baymen and anglers attended a February 7 Town Hall meeting to tell the town board to abandon working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on restoring sea grasses — also called eelgrass — to bay bottoms.
“I don’t want any part of this,” said Marcus Kaasik about the 20-page draft of a plan Councilman Jim Colligan developed with his colleagues and two town committees to map out a restoration strategy. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Carson Construction will pull a second conduit through the tunnel on Tuesday in the Heights.
PSEG subcontractors are going to begin pulling an electrical conduit through an underwater tunnel from Shelter Island to Greenport Tuesday morning. (more…)
PSEG COURTESY PHOTO Roadways where traffic delays could occur during the next month as work progresses on the cable project underway to ensure long-term power reliability to Shelter Island.
Islanders who have been relatively unbothered by construction underway to ensure long-term power reliability are going to experience some delays expected to begin Monday, weather permitting. (more…)