Make a 1-800 number? Target funding for the Federal Aviation Administration, or change its authority? Form a coalition with other similar areas in the country? Vote out our Senators? Or flat out, “Get in Schumer’s face?”
These were just a few ideas thrown out last night at a meeting in Peconic on the subject of helicopter and aircraft noise, where some speakers also said they think noise from sea planes has increased after helicopter regulations were recently enacted on the South Fork. (more…)
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…)
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…)
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO Dead fish in the thousands have washed up on local shores in the past month.
We’ve been reminded a lot in recent weeks that fish kills are a regular occurrence in these parts and aren’t anything new. (more…)
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…)