COURTESY ILLUSTRATION A 1950 pictorial map of Shelter Island illustrated by The Nelson Studio, St. James, N.Y.
The shape of Shelter Island is changing. The impacts will be felt on our roads, utility infrastructure, drinking water and building lots -— especially near the shore. We should know what to expect and plan accordingly. Mashomack Preserve Director Jeremy Samuelson will address the role that The Nature Conservancy plays in bringing together community members, elected officials and planning professionals. He will talk about what we can expect in the years and decades to come at the Shelter Island Library’s Friday Night Dialogue on Friday, March 8.
The New York State Center for Clean Water Technology at Stony Brook University is focusing on developing and evaluating methods of removing contaminants from drinking water supplies with an initial focus on 1,4-dioxane. (more…)
KELLY ZEGERS PHOTO : Congressman Lee Zeldin at Veterans Beach in Mattituck Monday morning.
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) on Monday called on his colleagues in Congress to ensure continued funding for the National Estuary and Long Island Sound programs in upcoming appropriations votes. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.
A new Senate bill would prevent Plum Island from being sold to the highest bidder and pave the way for ownership of the mostly undeveloped parcel to be transferred to a federal environmental agency. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Dan Fokine, left, and Tim Purtell of the Green Options Advisory Committee, presenting a new map of preserved land to the Town Board Tuesday.
Showing up almost everywhere, alongside the ubiquitous map of the Island, will soon be a handsome new addition.
Due to the coordination among Island businesses and town government and led by two dedicated citizens, “A Map of Walkable Open Space and Preserved Lands” will now be available to residents and visitors. (more…)