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02/04/15 9:22am
CREDIT Police Chief Jim Read, who is the emergency management coordinator for the town, at Tuesday’s Town Board work session urging all residents to register with an emergency notification system.

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Police Chief Jim Read, who is the emergency management coordinator for the town, at Tuesday’s Town Board work session urging all residents to register with an emergency notification system.

Police Chief Jim Read went before the Town Board Tuesday to kick off a public information campaign urging residents to sign up for an emergency notification system. (more…)

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12/17/14 8:25am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board was asked at its Tuesday work session about emergency plans in the event of an accident at the Millstone nuclear power plant. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown. Councilwoman Chris Lewis was present but not shown in the photo.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board was asked at its Tuesday work session about emergency plans in the event of an accident at the Millstone nuclear power plant. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown. Councilwoman Chris Lewis was present but not shown in the photo.

A resident asked the Town Board Tuesday if it was up to speed with notification plans in the event of a nuclear accident at the Millstone Power Station in Waterford, Connecticut.

Vincent Novak noted that in March 2011 the board said it would be looking into developing a plan with the police department since the Island lies within an “emergency planning zone” (EPZ). The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission sets out a 50 mile radius for an EPZ around nuclear plants, which “are designed to avoid or reduce [dangers] from potential ingestion of radioactive materials” by contaminated food and water, according to the USNRC. (more…)

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10/01/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO| Bridge Street in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO| Bridge Street in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.

When it comes to the prospect of a hurricane striking Shelter Island, some people resort to crossed fingers and/or prayer.

Police Chief James Read, however, has a plan. (more…)