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11/08/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Nightmare from the summer of 2013 when Bortech, a Long Island Power Authority subcontractor, failed in its attempt to run cables from Shelter Island to Greenport.

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Nightmare from the summer of 2013 when Bortech, a Long Island Power Authority subcontractor, failed in its attempt to run cables from Shelter Island to Greenport.

Just a week after resident Howard Johansen asked the Shelter Island Town Board why there had been no response from PSEG on power needs here, Supervisor Jim Dougherty at Wednesday’s work session said he would be meeting with utility company representatives Monday. (more…)

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10/22/14 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Highway Superintendent and Public Works Commissioner Jay Card answered last minute questions from Town Board members Tuesday as they worked to solidify their 2015 budget.

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Highway Superintendent and Public Works Commissioner Jay Card answered last minute questions from Town Board members Tuesday as they worked to solidify their 2015 budget.

Shelter Island taxpayers are likely to be looking at a 6 percent increase in spending based on budget modifications recommended by Town Board members in the past week. (more…)

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10/03/14 10:00am

 

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CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO |  The county’s tick committee said more resources are needed to combat tick-borne illness.

Although the Suffolk County Legislature’s Tick Control Advisory Committee learned at its first meeting in July that it might have only one or two session to help develop a plan to stem the tide of a growing number of tick-borne illnesses, it now appears the group will be around another year. (more…)

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09/22/14 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | REPORTER FILE PHOTO Reminders of the summer of 2013 when Bortech undertook a project that failed to provide backup power to Shelter Island. And if there were disruptions at Crescent Beach, Southold residents were more disturbed than Islanders by noise and dirt the project generated.

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Reminders of the summer of 2013 when Bortech undertook a project that failed to provide backup power to Shelter Island. And if there were disruptions at Crescent Beach, Southold residents were more disturbed than Islanders by noise and dirt the project generated.

PSEG is re-examining the possibility of running a conduit containing cables under the water from Southhold Town to provide backup power to Shelter Island. (more…)