07/26/15 3:00pm

 

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Voting inspector Tim Bohen assists a voter at the Shelter Island School  last November.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Voting inspector Tim Bohen, right. assists a voter at the Shelter Island School last November.

I was speaking to Trina Milesi at the Suffolk County Board of Elections last week. She’s still looking to train election inspectors from Shelter Island.

There are classes in August in Southold, Riverhead and East Hampton. And if you can’t make a class, she’ll work out on-the-job training. (more…)

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06/19/15 11:56am

 

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Shelter Island Police has called off a search of a man who fled from a traffic stop on Wednesday morning.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Shelter Island Police has called off a search of a man who fled from a traffic stop on Wednesday morning.

A man stopped by police on Wednesday morning fled and is still at large.

According to Shelter Island Police Chief Jim Read, the man was stopped while driving a truck into the Recycling Center for carrying an uncovered load of debris, some of which was flying out of the back of the vehicle. (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…)

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04/28/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Commissioner Larry Lechmanski explains how the district’s costs to upgrade communications equipment has dropped sharply thanks to delays.

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Commissioner Larry Lechmanski explains how the district’s costs to upgrade communications equipment has dropped sharply thanks to delays.

One man’s misery can be another man’s gain.

That’s the story for Fire Commissioners who learned that problems plaguing the Southold Fire District benefit Shelter Island by slowing down the conversion from low to high band communications. (more…)