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12/17/14 8:25am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board was asked at its Tuesday work session about emergency plans in the event of an accident at the Millstone nuclear power plant. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown. Councilwoman Chris Lewis was present but not shown in the photo.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board was asked at its Tuesday work session about emergency plans in the event of an accident at the Millstone nuclear power plant. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown. Councilwoman Chris Lewis was present but not shown in the photo.

A resident asked the Town Board Tuesday if it was up to speed with notification plans in the event of a nuclear accident at the Millstone Power Station in Waterford, Connecticut.

Vincent Novak noted that in March 2011 the board said it would be looking into developing a plan with the police department since the Island lies within an “emergency planning zone” (EPZ). The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission sets out a 50 mile radius for an EPZ around nuclear plants, which “are designed to avoid or reduce [dangers] from potential ingestion of radioactive materials” by contaminated food and water, according to the USNRC. (more…)

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12/10/14 12:00pm

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board met in work session Tuesday. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board met in work session Tuesday. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown.

The question of regulating how big a house should be on Shelter Island was on the agenda again at Tuesday’s Town Board work session. (more…)

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12/09/14 3:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO |  Supervisor Jim Dougherty presenting a proclamation to Gertrude Bourne at Friday’s Town Board meeting.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty presenting a proclamation to Gertrude Bourne at Friday’s Town Board meeting.

Gertrude Bourne was honored by her community Friday for nearly three decades of service to Island seniors. First appointed to the Senior Citizens Council in 1986, Ms. Bourne resigned last week. (more…)

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11/19/14 8:10am

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board met in work session Tuesday to discuss a draft irrigation law and putting the brakes on large scale house construction. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Peter Reich. Not shown are Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Councilman Ed Brown.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO |  The Town Board met in work session Tuesday to discuss a draft irrigation law and putting the brakes on large scale house construction. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Peter Reich. Not shown are Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Councilman Ed Brown.

A two-hour Town Board work session Tuesday discussed a draft of an irrigation law and placing limits on the construction of large houses, making little progress on either score.

After a lengthy discussion on the latter issue, Councilman Paul Shepherd speculated if it all boiled down to a question: “Is there any validation to this at all?” (more…)

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11/17/14 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Resident Craig Wood made an impassioned plea to the Town Board  Friday to keep the Community Preservation fund at status quo.

COURTESY PHOTO | Resident Craig Wood made an impassioned plea to the Town Board Friday to keep the Community Preservation fund at status quo.

A resident went before the Town Board Friday to ask it to reject an idea of diverting money to a fund dedicated to buying open space —even a small part of it  — for clean water projects. (more…)