10/20/17 4:30pm
COURTESY ILLUSTRATION

COURTESY ILLUSTRATION

Cruising the Island at 30 miles an hour was Police Chief Jim Read’s idea, not Codger’s.

At a recent Town Board meeting, after the chief presented the results of 14 years of traffic studies on New York Avenue and St. Mary’s Road, Councilwoman Chris Lewis asked about lowering speed limits.

Chief Read suggested that concerned residents might “drive around at 30, get a feel for it.” (more…)

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10/16/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Speakers at a community forum on water quality held Saturday at the school auditorium included, from left, Mashomack Preserve Director Jeremy Samuelson, former town engineer John Cronin and Mark Mobius, chairman of the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board.

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Speakers at a community forum on water quality held Saturday at the school auditorium included, from left, Mashomack Preserve Director Jeremy Samuelson, former town engineer John Cronin and Mark Mobius, chairman of the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board.

“Don’t dig for water under the outhouse!”

The advice is centuries old, but applies today for many Islanders, according to former town engineer John Cronin, speaking at an October 14 community forum on water at the school auditorium hosted by The Nature Conservancy and Daniel Gale Sothebys International Realty. (more…)

10/14/17 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Mashomack Forest. Map shows conception of how Mashomack Forest was to be developed.

COURTESY PHOTO | Mashomack Forest. Map shows conception of how Mashomack Forest was to be developed.

Recently, I figured that I would take advantage of the great weather we’ve been having by taking a walk through Mashomack Perserve. I examined the trail map and decided that the red trail was best. I have not been doing any training and felt that the one-and-a-half-mile hike was perfect. My walking buddy Dorothy agreed. (more…)

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10/10/17 4:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Blue-green algae on the surface of Fresh Pond on a July morning near the town landing off Lake Drive.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Blue-green algae on the surface of Fresh Pond on a July morning near the town landing off Lake Drive.

This past summer, excessive nitrogen affected water quality across Long Island — and Shelter Island was no exception. (more…)

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09/27/17 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member Peter Grand told his colleagues Monday night he would communicate their wishes to the United States Geological Survey officials that the town’s primary interest is related to the quality of drinking water.

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Water Advisory Committee member Peter Grand told his colleagues Monday night he would communicate their wishes to the United States Geological Survey officials that the town’s primary interest is related to the quality of drinking water.

Problems with water in Dering Harbor have members of the Water Advisory Committee (WAC) concerned, but without the ability to influence a solution. (more…)