“We are witnessing a tipping point in energy history and today’s commitment to large-scale investment in offshore wind power proves that New York walks the walk of powering our economy with renewable energy,” said Gordian Raacke, executive director of Renewable Energy Long Island following approval by Governor Andrew Cuomo of two major wind farms in waters off Long Island.
Mr. Cuomo, in his July 18th announcement of the projects said that “with this agreement, New York will lead the way in developing the largest source of offshore wind power in the nation.” (more…)
JULIA BRENNAN PHOTO The school district’s new business leader, Idowu K. Ogundipe, was officially hired at Monday’s Board of Education meeting. Mr. Ogundipe, who begins work here on October 4, is an account for the Uniondale Public Schools.
Christine Finn had just been sworn in as the Island’s new superintendent at the Board of Education meeting Monday night when she accepted an award from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association naming Shelter Island as a “School of Distinction,” prompting her to joke “this is the only ahtletic award I will ever have.” (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The RMS Queen Mary arrived in Southampton, England on its last transatlantic crossing.
The Soviet Union, under pressure from North Vietnam to help with its struggle for national liberation, signed an agreement with Hanoi to send more aid.
American country singer Faith Hill was born in Ridgeland, Mississippi.
“The Flying Nun” starring Sally Field debuted on ABC.
Music aficionados in the United States were listening to “The Letter” by the The Box Tops.
And on Shelter Island . . .
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Suggested one-hour parking spots would be against the fence and just past the gate as Route 114 curves down to Bridge Street.
A plan to create more one-hour parking spaces for Bridge Street businesses was met with approval by four Town Board members, skepticism from one and outright dismissal from a member of the audience.
Angelo Piccozzi, representing his family’s businesses on Bridge Street along with six others who petitioned the board to approve the new spaces, presented the idea at the Tuesday work session. Mr. Piccozzi outlined a plan that would create six one-hour parking spaces on the east side of Route 114 as it curves up the hill across from the gas station. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The Town Board recently held a public hearing on proposed short-term rental legislation. Readers weighed in this week on the issue. From left, Assistant Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Amber Brach- Williams, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Town Attorney Laury Dowd.
To the Editor:
I can fully understand the cry for some legislation so that Shelter Island does not become the melting pot for partiers who have been turned away from Montauk, which is not a pretty scene. (more…)