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10/25/18 8:00am

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From left, attorney John Coughlin, engineer Greg Nawrotski, noise expert Quan Tat and Manhanset Firehouse neighbor David Harms discuss issues to be resolved before a new cell tower can be erected on the Cobbetts Lane site.

Perhaps a handshake says it all.

Fire Commissioner Larry Lechmanski shook hands with David Harms, a neighbor of the Manhanset Firehouse, at the October 19 hearing on the proposed cell tower on the firehouse grounds. (more…)

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06/20/18 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset firehouse is the site of a proposed cell and emergency communications tower.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The Manhanset firehouse is the site of a proposed cell and emergency communications tower.

The proposal by the Board of Fire Commissioners to construct a 120-foot cell phone and emergency services communications tower at the Manhanset firehouse on Cobbetts Lane had a public hearing before the Town Board on June 15. (more…)

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06/21/16 12:20pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Critical communication systems the Shelter Island Fire Department relies on to save lives and property are malfunctioning.

For at least two months, not all Island firefighters are getting paged on emergency calls. For example, only three responded to a Saturday night page, according to Fire Chief Greg Salahian. (more…)

01/28/16 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A town plow on Bridge Street.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A town plow on Bridge Street.

Another winter storm, another superb job by town services.

The storm that blitzed the Island last Saturday was nothing compared with several nor’easters that visited the Island last winter and seemed to move in from January through March.  Last year, the Highway, Police and Fire departments, along with the Emergency Medical Services, all performed with exceptional speed, competence and dedication to keep the Island accessible and safe. (more…)