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10/29/18 8:00am

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO High winds threatened to topple poles on Ram Island Road during Saturday’s storm.

Shelter Island was battered by a quick moving no’easter on Saturday that flooded  — among other spots — Bridge Street, the North and South ferry landings, and closed some roads and cut power to some residents. (more…)

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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…)