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02/05/18 12:00pm

Shelter Island police and Suffolk County District Attorney’s office officials are continuing their investigation to determine who is responsible for clearing trees, apparently with a chain saw, in a wooded area accessible from Menhaden Lane.

The damage was discovered by resident Jean Lawless walking her dog in the area and she reported it to Shelter Island Police in late January.

Representatives from the Suffolk County Parks Department were called in to inspect the site and subsequently involved the District Attorney in the investigation that is ongoing.

This aerial view was shot by Island resident Hally Dinkel.

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01/23/18 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Illegally cut trees off Menhaden Lane lead to a Shelter Island Police investigation aided by the Suffolk County Department of Parks.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Illegally cut trees off Menhaden Lane lead to a Shelter Island Police investigation aided by the Suffolk County Department of Parks.

Shelter Island Police have called on the Suffolk County Parks Department to inspect an area off Menhaden Lane where dozens of trees have been cut, apparently with a chain saw. (more…)

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01/21/18 1:10pm
PSEG-LI COURTESY PHOTO Roadways where traffic delays could occur during the next month as work progresses on the cable project underway to ensure long-term power reliability to Shelter Island.

PSEG COURTESY PHOTO Roadways where traffic delays could occur during the next month as work progresses on the cable project underway to ensure long-term power reliability to Shelter Island.

Islanders who have been relatively unbothered by construction underway to ensure long-term power reliability are going to experience some delays expected to begin Monday, weather permitting. (more…)

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01/16/18 6:08pm
Heavy smoke poured from an upstairs room of this house at 16 Marc Street Tuesday afternoon while firefighters on the scene were delayed in being able to get water to the scene.

Heavy smoke poured from an upstairs room of this house at 16 Marc Street Tuesday afternoon while firefighters on the scene were delayed in being able to get water to the house.

In an original post yesterday evening, we mistakenly reported that firefighters responding to a blaze in an upstairs room at 16 Marc Street were delayed up to half an hour getting water on the fire.

This is untrue, according to Fire Department Chief Anthony Reiter, who told the Reporter, “We had plenty of water on the trucks as a primary source. We had issues getting the secondary supply to the trucks, but we already had water on the fire within minutes.”

The Reporter regrets the error.

Below is the original story.

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