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06/30/15 8:00am
COURTESY ART | A rendering of an aerial view of the plans for the Shelter Island Historical Society’s headquarters on south Ferry Road.

COURTESY ART | A rendering of an aerial view of the plans for the Shelter Island Historical Society’s headquarters on south Ferry Road.

“We’re going to look good, but we’re still going to look like Havens House.”

That’s Shelter Island Historical Society Executive Director Nanette Breiner-Lawrenson promise about additions and renovations to the grounds on South Ferry Road. (more…)

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05/27/15 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | PSEG officials Bob Parkinson, left and John O’Connell outlining an electrical substation plan for the Island at the Town Board work session Tuesday.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | PSEG officials Bob Parkinson, left and John O’Connell outlining an electrical substation plan for the Island at the Town Board work session Tuesday.

PSEG was selling. But Shelter Island wasn’t buying.

Several power company officials were back on the Island at Tuesday’s Town Board work session renewing, for the third time, a pitch to build an electrical substation off South Ferry Road on the site of the old highway department barn. The property is town-owned and the board would have to vote to sell or lease it to the power company for the project to proceed. (more…)

05/05/15 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | A total renovation of the Chequit's interior happened over the winter. The Inn will open this Friday, May 8.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | A total renovation of the Chequit’s interior happened over the winter. The Inn will open this Friday, May 8.

A $2 million transition has quietly taken place inside the Chequit Inn.

The work has been ongoing since David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea acquired the grand old hotel celebrating more than 120 years as an Island inn, from James and Linda Eklund last fall in a $3.35 million deal. (more…)