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05/18/15 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO John Hallman at a recent meeting of the Hay Beach Property Owners Association shared his views on what it takes to be good stewards of the Island’s water.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
John Hallman at a recent meeting of the Hay Beach Property Owners Association shared his views on what it takes to be good stewards of the Island’s water.

John Hallman has never been shy about speaking his mind.

Just ask him about not taking Shelter Island water quality seriously and he’ll tell you that’s an invitation to the Suffolk County Water Authority to run the show here. (more…)

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05/11/15 2:01pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher reports April well water levels were at their lowest for that month since readings have been recorded.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher reports April well water levels were at their lowest for that month since readings have been recorded.

All 13 Shelter Island test wells showed below average readings for the month of April with the well at Little Ram showing its lowest ever reading for the month, according to Ken Pysher, who crunches the numbers provided by the United States Geological Survey. (more…)

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04/28/15 12:00pm

 

JULIE LANE PHOTO |  Water Advisory Committee Chairman John Hallman.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |
Water Advisory Committee Chairman John Hallman.

“Believe it or not, there’s a lot of politics on the Island.”

John Hallman’s comment to the Hay Beach Property Association Saturday at St. Mary’s Church drew laughter. But it was a theme that echoed throughout the presentations he and Town Engineer John Cronin  made about water quality. (more…)

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04/21/15 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO United States Geological Survey representatives Ronald Busciolano and Irene Fisher provided some food for thought Monday afternoon about what it would cost the town to do measurements of water quality.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
United States Geological Survey representatives Ronald Busciolano and Irene Fisher provided some food for thought Monday afternoon about what it would cost the town to do measurements of water quality.

Shelter Island officials concerned about water quality won’t find it easy to choose an effective way of assessing current standards and tracking future changes without dipping further into their budget to pay for necessary testing. (more…)

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04/15/15 8:00am

 

COURTESY PHOTO | JULIE LANE PHOTO The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed ‘proportionality’ — what it means and where it should apply.


The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed ‘proportionality’ — what it means and where it should apply.

When the Town Board struggled last fall with Brad Tolkin’s bid to build an 8,297-square-foot house on Charlie’s Lane, it knew that action wouldn’t end the controversy about how large is too large for Shelter Island. (more…)