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02/12/18 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO ‘We want control of our waters,’ Marcus Kaasik told the Town Board at a special February 7 meeting on seagrass management.

JULIE LANE PHOTO ‘We want control of our waters,’ Marcus Kaasik told the Town Board at a special February 7 meeting on seagrass management.

More than 30 baymen and anglers attended a February 7 Town Hall meeting to tell the town board to abandon working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on restoring sea grasses — also called eelgrass — to bay bottoms.

“I don’t want any part of this,” said Marcus Kaasik about the 20-page draft of a plan Councilman Jim Colligan developed with his colleagues and two town committees to map out a restoration strategy. (more…)

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12/18/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Carson Construction employees at the Shelter Island Heights location where a tunnel from Greenport for electric cables broke through on Tuesday.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Carson Construction employees at the Shelter Island Heights work site.

PSEG subcontractor Carson Corporation completed pulling the first of three cables through pipes from Greenport to Shelter Island Heights next to North Ferry, working thorough the night of December 12. (more…)

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09/27/17 2:00pm
A look at the ongoing monitoring of St. Mary’s Road traffic through the years

COURTESY OF THE SHELTER ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT A look at the ongoing monitoring of St. Mary’s Road traffic through the years.

Reduce the speed limit, ban trucks from certain roads and call out the companies that employ truckers who speed and use Island roads illegally.

Those were some solutions from residents and Town Board members aired at the board’s Tuesday work session to stop what they see as tragic accidents waiting to happen on St. Mary’s Road and New York Avenue. (more…)

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08/21/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO North Ferry passengers headng to Greenport.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO North Ferry passengers heading to Greenport.

The Greenport Village Board finally got an answer to the question of whether it would be legal for the village to charge a $1 per car “landing fee” to every car exiting the North Ferry into Greenport. (more…)