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08/16/16 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Interns mapping septic systems this summer are (left) James Read and Wyatt Brigham.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Interns mapping septic systems this summer are (left) James Read and Wyatt Brigham.

Last year’s single town intern, Kiera Nissen laid the groundwork for intern Nicole Oliveri while former intern Henry Read provided the initial efforts for Wyatt Brigham and James Read to continue mapping septic systems on the Island this summer under the direction of Town Engineer John Cronin. (more…)

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07/25/16 2:00pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO Several interested parties visited Reel Point in February to asses damage. Far left, Town Engineer John Cronin, Fourth form left, Department of Public works Commissioner Jay Card Jr.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO Several interested parties visited Reel Point in February to assess damage. Far left, Town Engineer John Cronin. Fourth from left, Department of Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr.

 

The town is partnering with the Peconic Land Trust (PLT) to study methods of improving, or even saving, one of the Island’s most important waterways. (more…)

07/11/16 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

British Motor Corporation and Jaguar Cars announced merger plans to become British Motor Holdings.

Actor Matthew Fox, best known for roles in the Fox Network’s “Party of Five” and “Lost” was born in Abington, Pennsylvania.

Mass murderer Richard Speck murdered eight student nurses in their Chicago dormitory and was arrested two days after the killings.

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson flew to Moscow to try to broker peace talks to end the Vietnam war, but his suggestions were rejected by Soviet Union leaders.

“Half A Sixpence,” a musical comedy based on the H.G. Wells novel , “Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul,” closed at the Broadhurst Theater in New York City after 512 performances and a Tony win the year before.

And on Shelter Island …
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11/13/15 9:00am

Reel Point Shelter Island

What’s to be done at Reel Point, where thousands of dollars have been spent to keep the mouth of Coecles Harbor open?

Before pouring more money into dredging and another attempt to shore up the land, both the town and Peconic Land Trust, which owns part of the site, agree they want a professional study to determine what can be done.  (more…)