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12/06/16 4:30pm
Ken Pysher (left) and Greg Toner have provided latest well reading information from the USGS.

Ken Pysher (left) and Greg Toner have provided latest well reading information from the USGS.

There’s a bit of good news for the Island from the latest reports out of Albany. The severe drought condition that has persisted for months and wasn’t expected to break at least until the end of January has changed. (more…)

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09/26/16 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Heavy rains haven’t yet made for recovery from drought conditions on Shelter Island, according to Water Advisory Committee members Ken Pysher (left) and Gregory Toner.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Heavy rains haven’t yet made for recovery from drought conditions on Shelter Island, according to Water Advisory Committee members Ken Pysher (left) and Gregory Toner.

The rain may have beenconstant some days in the past several weeks and it did make a dent in well water levels, but given the drought conditions this summer, readings are still low. (more…)

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09/01/16 8:00am
New well readings are up from July.

New Shelter Island test well readings show improvement.

If July well water level readings were  considered dangerously low, the latest readings taken in August show some improvement, a rarity for the month when water use on the Island is still high and drought conditions remain throughout New York State. (more…)

08/27/16 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone  (Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

On vacation this month in a summer resort beach town in Oregon, Codger was determined not to be a “touron,” that inelegant, barely acceptable term that many people on Shelter Island, including Codger, use to describe those inelegant, barely acceptable visitors who walk, talk, dress, drive and park in ways that mark them as tourist morons. (more…)