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Town Board members agreed at their May 30 work session that Shelter Island will adopt the Cornell Local Roads Program of standards for maintenance purposes.
It’s not necessary to reinvent the wheel when Cornell has done the work that applies to upkeep on what are mostly considered low-volume roadways, Town Engineer John Cronin said. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Soren Dahl, right, assigned by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to assist local officials in developing plans to protect eelgrass beds, responded to questions from bayman Tom Field at a May 2 meeti ng at Town Hall.
If a February meeting between baymen and members of the Town Board resembled an angry tango, the May meeting was a sweet waltz with few missteps and most trying to dance to the same tune. (more…)
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO First light Wednesday at West Neck Harbor.
Today’s early morning sunshine will turn to isolated showers this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). High temperature is forecast to be 78 degrees. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO A wild and windy start of a race in West Neck Harbor for the Menantic Yacht club.
The Menantic Yacht Club(MYC) held it sixth series of Sunfish races August 5 in perfect weather conditions — windy, warm and dry. (more…)
Helplessly hoping. The Menantic Yacht Club becalmed before a race on July 29.
Saturday, July 29 brought small craft warnings with the wind gusting up to 32 knots around Shelter Island.
On Sunday morning the winds were still blowing around 10 knots. At 2 p.m., kickoff time for the fifth series of Sunfish races this year hosted by the Menantic Yacht Club (MYC), the wind was practically nonexistent — zero to 1 knot. Boats were drifting aimlessly, waiting for the Race Committee to make a decision about racing. Fortunately for those sailors who arrived late, the racing did not begin until almost 3 p.m. due to lack of wind. (more…)