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Supervisor Jim Dougherty.
Newsday has released its annual list of public employee salaries and reported Monday that Shelter Island Supervisor Jim Dougherty continues to be the lowest paid town supervisor in Nassau and Suffolk counties with an annual salary of $82,420. (more…)
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO The blue Ford Police Interceptor that has joined the fleet of white SUVs of the Island’s Police Department.
The Shelter Island Police Department has welcomed a black sheep into the family. Well, change that color to blue and emphasize the word “welcome.” (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO| Bridge Street in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.
When it comes to the prospect of a hurricane striking Shelter Island, some people resort to crossed fingers and/or prayer.
Police Chief James Read, however, has a plan. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Island residents and town officials at the perimeter of the PSEG Jamesport substation on a town-sponsored field trip to the site Thursday morning.
The facility is in Jamesport, up a dirt road screened by trees from Sound Avenue.
A chain link fence topped by barbed wire defines the perimeter. The other side of the fence is a complex of huge, gray transformers and circuit breakers. Lights are placed on 30-foot high poles and there are several lighting rods, looking like whisks, placed around the facility. A red sign on the metal fence states: “Electrical Equipment Inside — Can Shock, Burn or Cause death.” (more…)
Police Officer Anthony Rando, right,receives a plaque from Police Chief Jim Read as Officer of the Year January 25 at the Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue.
Shelter Island Police Officer Anthony Rando was honored Friday as the department’s Officer of the Year for making an instinctive call that likely saved a local woman’s life. (more…)