05/30/17 6:50am
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UPDATE: PSEG-LI reported that the outage resulted from a blown fuse caused by an animal contact. Power was restored within two hours.

Power cut out for 117 homes in Silver Beach this morning about 6 a.m., according to PSEG, while the rest of the Island is unaffected.

The power company estimated that electricity would be restored at 10:15 a.m. The cause of the outage is unknown at this time, but PSEG reported there is a “pending investigation.”

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05/01/17 8:00am
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With little fanfare, the Greenport Village Board of Trustees on Thursday unanimously agreed to authorize Mayor George Hubbard Jr. to sign two agreements allowing Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and PSEG to begin construction of an underwater electric cable stretching from Fifth Street to Shelter Island Heights. (more…)

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03/27/17 12:00pm
TIM GANNON PHOTO At a March 23 meeting of the Greenport Village Board, resident Sarah Duffy Edwards asked for more details on PSEG’s construction plans for a Greenport-Shelter Island cable project.

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At a March 23 meeting of the Greenport Village Board, resident Sarah Duffy Edwards asked for more details on PSEG’s construction plans for a Greenport-Shelter Island cable project.

Shelter Island and Greenport continue to work on separate contracts with PSEG that, if signed, will approve a cable project running under the bay from Fifth Street in Greenport to the Heights. (more…)

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03/15/17 12:00pm
JOHN CLARE PHOTO Rain, and not much snow, fell on the Island all day Tuesday.

JOHN CLARE PHOTO Rain, and not much snow, fell on the Island all day Tuesday.

“Thank God it wasn’t snow.”

Those were the words of Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. whose crews were, nonetheless, kept busy throughout Tuesday’s storm that he estimated dropped 2 to 3 inches of the white stuff before freezing rain turned it to slush. (more…)