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07/18/14 10:11am

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Island residents and town officials at the perimeter of the PSEG Jamesport substation on a town-sponsored field trip to the site Thursday morning.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Island residents and town officials at the perimeter of the PSEG Jamesport substation on a town-sponsored field trip to the site Thursday morning.

The facility is in Jamesport, up a dirt road screened by trees from Sound Avenue.

A chain link fence topped by barbed wire defines the perimeter. The other side of the fence is a complex of huge, gray transformers and circuit breakers. Lights are placed on 30-foot high poles and there are several lighting rods, looking like whisks, placed around the facility. A red sign on the metal fence states: “Electrical Equipment Inside — Can Shock, Burn or Cause death.” (more…)

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07/17/14 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Town engineer John Cronin will be able to get an intern started on creating a database of existing cesspools and septic systems on Shelter Island using money from The Group for the East End.

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Town Engineer John Cronin will be able to get an intern started on creating a database of existing cesspools and septic systems on Shelter Island using money from The Group for the East End.

Town Engineer John Cronin won the day with enough Town Board members agreeing Tuesday to accept $4,000 from the Group for the East End to pay a student intern to collect records on existing septic systems and cesspools. (more…)

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07/08/14 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Before moving ahead with its recommendations to the Town Board, Irrigation Committee member Robert Grosbard questioned at the July 3 meeting why any restrictions should be imposed.

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Before moving ahead with its recommendations to the Town Board, Irrigation Committee member Robert Grosbard questioned at the July 3 meeting why any restrictions should be imposed.

With less than two weeks before it presents its final report to the Town Board, the Irrigation Committee on July 3 was leaning toward recommending adoption of regulations for existing automatic irrigation systems and drip irrigation systems to be imposed Island-wide. (more…)

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07/07/14 12:00pm

 

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Soon to be buried, this tank is one way Islander's with salted wells can have potable water.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |
Soon to be buried, this tank is one way Islander’s with salted wells can have potable water.

The first of a series examining Shelter Island’s water issues.

The Island couple, a man and woman, turned on the tap one hot summer day 30 years ago. But instead of cool, refreshing water flowing out, there was a stream of heavily salted liquid they spit out at the first taste. That’s when they first heard, after speaking to a neighbor, the word “cistern.” (more…)