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08/16/17 11:00am
COURTESY OF SHELTER ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT The scene on South Ferry Road this morning in the aftermath of an accident that sent two people to the hospital.

COURTESY SHELTER ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT The scene on South Ferry Road this morning in the aftermath of an accident that sent two people to the hospital.

UPDATE: Rob Gorcoff, the Highway Department worker injured in an accident on Wednesday, is out of the intensive care unit at Stony Brook University Hospital and continuing to recover from his injuries, according to Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr.

Mr. Card said he is hoping to get a chance to visit with Mr. Gorcoff this weekend.

Two people were injured around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday when an SUV struck a Highway Department employee filling potholes on South Ferry Road about a mile from the ferry, Police Chief James Read said. (more…)

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09/30/15 8:07am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board work session on Tuesday afternoon. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Peter Reich. Not shown, Councilman Ed Brown.

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The Town Board work session on Tuesday afternoon. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Peter Reich. Not shown, Councilman Ed Brown.

The Town Board presented a trifecta of punishment to Gary Baddeley at Tuesday’s work session, and Mr. Baddeley gladly accepted.

Matt Sherman, who represents the South Ferry Road property owner, said via speaker phone that his client is wiling to do mitigation work on illegal construction at his home, pay a fine of up to $5,000 and perform 20 hours of community service to be completed by the end of the year. (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…)