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02/03/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE |The town-owned Medical Center has a leaky roof.

JULIE LANE | The town-owned Medical Center has a leaky roof.

Henny Penny may have been hysterical in claiming the sky is falling. But it’s a reality that the roof on the Medical Center is badly leaking and can’t wait for outside funds to pay for repairs. (more…)

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01/25/16 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Water Advisory Committee Acting Chairman Ken Pysher is traveling and member Allen filled in on reporting on the status of Shelter Island's test wells.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Water Advisory Committee Acting Chairman Ken Pysher, above, is traveling and member Greg Toner filled in on reporting the status of Shelter Island’s test wells.

Ten of the town’s 13 test wells are trending upward, most by modest amounts, according to the January 19 report furnished by Water Advisory Committee member Greg Toner. (more…)

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01/05/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee Acting Chairman Ken Pysher said most December well readings showed improvement, but the Island still needs more precipitation.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Water Advisory Committee Acting Chairman Ken Pysher said most December well readings showed improvement, but the Island still needs more precipitation.

Nine of the Island’s 13 test wells trended up in December while the other four were down from their December averages, according to Water Advisory Committee Acting Chairman Ken Pysher. (more…)

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11/30/15 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd said, "We need some good news," when it comes to well readings.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd said, is looking for good news when it comes to well readings.

Despite 5.78 inches of rain that fell in October and November, all 13 test wells on the Island trended down, according to the latest reports provided by the United States Geological Survey and compiled for the Water Advisory Committee by its Acting Chairman Ken Pysher. (more…)

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11/18/15 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown. Supervisor Jim Dougherty was absent.

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

A brief Town Board work session Tuesday took up a plan proposed by the Waterways Management Advisory Council to dredge and add pilings at the Silver Beach Lagoon.

The plan would, according to the WMAC, “solve problems with empty slips, old gear in the water, illegal subletting [of town-registered moorings] and boats bumping into each other.” (more…)