CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC
After more than three years of planning and seeking grants to offset expenses, the project to install a nitrogen-reducing septic system at Legion Hall that would also serve one-third of the Shelter Island School building, has been abandoned.
Town officials said Suffolk County Department of Health Services requirements made the plan impossible.
An even larger project, that could serve several public buildings in the Center, is now under discussion. Town and school officials hope financial grant sources will smile on the revised plans and provide funding. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Stephen Searl beside Gardiner’s Creek at Sylvester Manor.
Pre-Revolutionary-era houses held by the same family, and largely un-renovated are scarce on the East End of Long Island.
The fact that Stephen Searl, executive director of Sylvester Manor, grew up in one and now has his office in another testifies to his commitment to preserving the history, the land and the resources of the East End. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO East End legislators Bridget Fleming and Al Krupski were renominated by Suffolk Democrats Monday
The Suffolk County Democratic Committee renominated East End county legislators Al Krupski and Bridget Fleming — who represents Shelter Island — Monday night, but held off on a decision on the high-profile positions of district attorney and sheriff.
Both those countywide offices will be left vacant by retiring incumbents. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Suffolk County Legislator Bill Lindsay is calling for a radical shake up of the governing body.
A Suffolk County legislator is calling on county officials to let the public vote on reducing the size of the legislature, a proposal that has received mixed reaction from East End officials. (more…)
The red districts voted against holding more meetings further east, while the green areas voted for it. (Credit: Paul Squire, Suffolk County district map)
The Suffolk County legislators’ reasons for voting ‘no’ varied: the inconvenience of moving staff, the cost of added mileage or a reluctance to mess with a government they say already works.
But there was one thing universally true for all the legislators who voted against a proposal holding more meetings on the East End: they all represent districts far west of here. (more…)