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09/12/17 11:57am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Mark Labrozzi got little satisfaction from the Waterways Management Advisory Council Monday night when he sought an alternative mooring site for one of his boats.

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Mark Labrozzi got little satisfaction from the Waterways Management Advisory Council Monday night when he sought an alternative mooring site for one of his boats.

The Waterways Management Advisory Council (WMAC) is struggling to respond to applications for mooring sites since there’s an increasing number of people seeking them and little turnover among those who have them. (more…)

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01/13/17 4:30pm
BEN SMITH PHOTO

BEN SMITH PHOTO

We all know how long it takes to drive across Shelter Island from north to south on Route 114. Some of us know there are 21.5 miles of trails meandering in and around Mashomack Preserve.

But have you ever wondered how big Shelter Island really is?

Glenn Waddington certainly did, and it’s a question that he puzzled over for quite some time. (more…)

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06/03/15 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Property owner Peter Levenson (left) and Jack Costello of Costello Marine made a case to the Waterways Management Advisory Council Monday night for changes to a pre-existing non-conforming dock in Dering Harbor. The Town Board will have the final say.

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Property owner Peter Levenson (left) and Jack Costello of Costello Marine made a case to the Waterways Management Advisory Council Monday night for changes to a pre-existing non-conforming dock in Dering Harbor. The Town Board will have the final say.

While the South Ferry channel is set to be dredged this year and all expectations are that the work will go forward without a hitch in November, the Waterways Management Advisory Council will recommend that a second project be listed at Menantic Creek — just in case something goes wrong with the South Ferry dredge. (more…)

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10/07/14 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Linda McCarthy and Hap Bowditch told the WMAC Monday night dredging of Menantic Creek is a matter of safety.

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Linda McCarthy and Hap Bowditch told the WMAC Monday night dredging of Menantic Creek is a matter of safety.

More than 70 property owners with direct access to Menantic Creek area are seeking advice about how to get Suffolk County to dredge an area they say is almost always impassable. (more…)

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09/08/14 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Things held dear
To the Editor:
In my position, there is considerable risk in engaging the “Editorial Tar Baby,” but I feel the need to clarify what was, and was not said at the work session that was written about in last week’s scorching editorial (“Showing respect, August 28). (more…)