07/06/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Christine Finn, who will start here at the beginning of August as Shelter Island school superintendent, has been assistant superintendent for curriculum at the Herricks School District in New Hyde Park.

COURTESY PHOTO Christine Finn, who will start here at the beginning of August as Shelter Island school superintendent, has been assistant superintendent for curriculum at the Herricks School District in New Hyde Park.

Christine Finn will be the next superintendent and principal of the Shelter Island School District, starting her term in August. (more…)

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12/21/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Coach Cindy Belt, Kelly Colligan, Serina Kaasik, Kenna McCarthy, Margaret Michalak, Amira Lawrence, Colibri Lopez and Emily Hyatt.

COURTESY PHOTO | Coach Cindy Belt, Kelly Colligan, Serina Kaasik, Kenna McCarthy, Margaret Michalak, Amira Lawrence, Colibri Lopez and Emily Hyatt.

Each December the Suffolk County Volleyball Coaches Association hosts its annual awards dinner. This year seven of Shelter Island’s athletes arrived at the East Wind catering hall in Wading River, along with nearly 700 other people. The glittering chandeliers and friends and family made for a memorable night. (more…)

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12/02/14 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Players and coaches of the Shelter Island varsity volleyball team were honored by the Suffolk County Volleyball Coaches at an awards dinner at the East Wind in Wading River Monday night. From left, Kenna McCarthy, Serina Kaasik, Kelly Colligan, Taylor Rando, Alexis Perlaki, Amira Lawrence, Margaret Michalak and Coach Cindy Belt.

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Players and coaches of the Shelter Island varsity volleyball team were honored by the Suffolk County Volleyball Coaches Association at an awards dinner at the East Wind in Wading River Monday night. From left, Kenna McCarthy, Serina Kaasik, Kelly Colligan, Taylor Rando, Alexis Perlaki, Amira Lawrence, Margaret Michalak and Coach Cindy Belt.

For athletes comfortable with the intimate gathering places on Shelter Island, the Suffolk County Volleyball Coaches Association awards dinner Monday night at the East Wind in Wading River was eye-opening. (more…)

07/30/12 6:30pm

PETER BOODY FILE PHOTO | A LIPA crew at work to fix an outage following Tropical Storm Irene.

The Long Island Power Authority is scheduled to announce a major upgrade to the East End power system Tuesday in Riverhead.

LIPA chief operating officer Michael Hervey is scheduled to announce plans for a major transmission line upgrade stretching from LIPA’s Wildwood substation in Wading River to its Riverhead substation on West Main Street, near Snowflake.

The project would upgrade that 10.6 mile transmission line from its current 69 kilovolt transmission circuit to a 138 kilovolt circuit, a move that LIPA says will increase both the reliability and the transmission capacity of its service on both the North and South Forks and Shelter Island.

“Without the project, the capacity from the existing transmission system will be inadequate to serve eastern Brookhaven and the East End electricity needs as early as the summer of 2013,” LIPA said in its state application for the project last year.

The New York State Public Service Commission recently approved a “certificate of environmental compatibility” for the project, according to LIPA.

Suffolk County Legislature Ed Romaine (R-Center Moriches) and state Assemblyman Dan Losquadro (R-Shoreham) also are expected to attend the 9:30 p.m. press conference tomorrow at the Riverhead substation.

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