CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Mary and Albert Dickson at home on Shelter Island.
Albert Dickson’s family history includes a number of people about whom you could say, “They did good.”
His great uncle got the idea that places for public access to the water should be designated by the town, and not just rely on the friendly and tolerant owners of near-shore property. He helped establish the town landings we use today. Albert’s grandmother once risked her life to rescue a swimmer in trouble near Second Bridge, and was rewarded when the woman she saved gave her a set of gold spoons. And his parents, Anton and Mary Dickson, in spite of their own very modest means, somehow managed to give food and support to people in the community who needed it. (more…)
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…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO North Ferry passengers heading to Greenport will have a surcharge placed on their bill if the Greenport Village board gets its way.
The Greenport Village Board voted Thursday to send a letter to County Legislator Al Krupski (D-Cutchogue) asking that the legislature allow a “landing fee” for cars entering Greenport from the North Ferry the next time the ferry company goes before the legislature to seek a fare increase. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
A stop sign is expected to be erected shortly on the roadway at the southern part of Waverly Place where it meets Grand Avenue,
STOP in the name of safety. (more…)
Airbnbs have proliferated on Shelter Island over the past two summers.
The Shelter Island Town Board is looking to its neighbors on the North and South forks and New York State for guidance in developing legislation aimed at airbnbs — unregulated short term rentals — without infringing on property owners’ rights. (more…)