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06/28/17 8:00am
Reel Point

Reel Point

As a March storm lashed Shelter Island with wind-driven rain, John Needham noted an ominous sight — water lapping at his shop door at Coecles Harbor Marina.

Mr. Needham, who has spent almost his whole working life on the harbor, had an immediate thought; “It’s in all of our interests that protection is maintained.”

He was speaking about Reel Point — that spit of land jutting from the southern tip of Big Ram Island, a natural barrier that once guarded Coecles Harbor and the homes and businesses that line its shore from high seas and destructive storms. (more…)

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06/19/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset Firehouse is likely to be the site of a second Shelter Island cell phone tower.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset Firehouse is likely to be the site of a second Shelter Island cell phone tower.

Three years after Shelter Island Fire Commissioners began discussions about locating a new cell tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane, the application will be considered by the Zoning Board of Appeals. (more…)

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01/24/17 8:54am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO West Neck Bay meets West Neck Road this morning.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO West Neck Bay meets West Neck Road this morning.

No serious damage, power outages or flooding were reported from the nor’easter that blew through overnight.

Highway Superintendent Jay Car Jr. said that crews were called out for two downed trees, one on St. Mary’s Road and one on Ram Island. Some roads were flooded at high tide last night and again this morning, but no major thoroughfares were affected, Mr. Card said.