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05/29/19 12:00pm

TARA SMITH PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin speaks at an informal gathering with residents Tuesday morning.

Over coffee and bagels, two dozen constituents met with Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) early Tuesday morning at the American Legion in Southold. (more…)

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05/28/19 4:30pm

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Concerns about helicopter noise are mounting after a new luxury helicopter service announced plans to shuttle passengers between Manhattan and East Hampton.

Wheels Up, a company that allows members to book private aircraft, has partnered with HeliFlite, a helicopter charter service, to offer 40-minute flights from Manhattan to East Hampton Airport in Wainscott on Fridays beginning in mid-June. (more…)

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04/02/19 2:00pm

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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…)