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03/23/18 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Public Works Commissioner Jay Card.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Public Works Commissioner Jay Card.

Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. and the Town Board are working on a resolution they want to adopt affecting the standards under which roads will be built.

While Mr. Card told the Board at Tuesday’s work session he doesn’t envision the town putting in any new roads, developers of housing communities would likely be installing roads to serve those areas. What he wants is to ensure that those roads will meet the necessary standards to wear well and not break down early. (more…)

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03/16/18 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO ‘Zombie poles’ remain around the Island since PSEG replaced several rotting poles, but Verizon and Cablevision have yet to hook wires to the new poles and dispense with the old. This picture shows one set of the double poles at the corner of North Ferry and Winthrop roads.

JULIE LANE PHOTO ‘Zombie poles’ remain around the Island since PSEG replaced several rotting poles, but Verizon and Cablevision have yet to hook wires to the new poles and dispense with the old. This picture shows one set of the double poles at the corner of North Ferry and Winthrop roads.

Preventing a tragedy
To the Editor:
The zombie poles (“Zombie poles to remain for months,” March 8) are not just an eyesore. They are a public safety hazard. (more…)

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03/13/18 4:21pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

Late this afternoon Shelter Island Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. said the nor’easter was beginning to wind down after dropping what he estimated was 10 inches of snow on the Island. He had heard a report of a lager amount of snow, noting that these were anecdotal reports. (more…)

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03/02/18 11:19am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO PSEG crews work to clear the damage from a tree uprooted by high winds at the corner of Smith Street and Route 114 this morning.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO PSEG crews work to clear the damage from a tree uprooted by high winds at the corner of Smith Street and Route 114 this morning.

According to the PSEG website, the Island has experienced no power outages so far from the nor’easter battering the East End.

Police Chief Jim Read said the power company’s “support has been great.” (more…)

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01/31/18 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO PSEG provided this chart reflecting what it calls “flat” average customer bills over a 10-year period.

COURTESY PHOTO PSEG provided this chart reflecting what it calls “flat” average customer bills over a 10-year period.

As state legislators from the area try to change requirements for assessing Long Island Power Authority/PSEG rate hike requests, a PSEG spokesman said rates here on average are less than they are in many areas of the country. (more…)