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04/02/19 2:00pm

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Tom Field shared ideas he and other baymen would like the Town Board to adopt to protect the Island’s surrounding waterways.

Bayman Tom Field has been meeting with his colleagues on a regular basis to discuss issues of importance and to bring them to the Town Board. (more…)

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03/04/19 10:00am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley)

With broad bipartisan support, the House of Representatives  voted on February 26 to pass the Natural Resources Management Act, which will permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). (more…)

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02/17/19 11:00am

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Shelter Island police officers aboard a marine patrol vessel kept an eye on a runaway boat as it spun in circles between Wades Beach and Shell Beach last summer

As technology evolves, so does the way distressed boaters seek help.

In lieu of traditional VHF radios, boaters frequently turn to dialing 911 when an emergency arises, especially when close to shore where a cell signal is still strong. That has, at times, led to poor communication between different departments coordinating a rescue and delayed notification to the U.S. Coast Guard, according to Joe Frohnhoefer III, CEO of Southold-based Sea Tow. (more…)

12/31/18 10:00am

COURTESY IMAGE Janus, the Roman God of transitions.

Among the major events in Suffolk in 2018 was the midterm election which saw Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), the two-term incumbent in the lst Congressional District, which includes Shelter Island, win re-election, but not by the margins he had won by before.

Also, Suffolk Legislator Monica Martinez of Brentwood became the first woman ever elected to represent Suffolk County in the State Senate. (more…)