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06/06/18 2:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Dickerson Creek, where it begins to flow into an endangered salt marsh. This marsh, on town-owned land off Midway Road will begin to get an infusion of saltwater from a new culvert.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Dickerson Creek, where it begins to flow into an endangered salt marsh. The marsh, on town-owned land off Midway Road, will begin to get an infusion of saltwater from a new culvert.

Because of new Highway Department equipment and the Town Board creating a capital budget plan, work has begun on permanent repairs in some areas where only temporary fixes were affordable in the past. (more…)

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01/26/16 8:00am
LEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Near white out conditions on Bridge Street at the height of Saturday's blizzard,

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Near white out conditions on Bridge Street at the height of Saturday’s blizzard.

Mother Nature was kind to the Island last weekend.

With snow accumulation totals anywhere from 10 inches to a foot, “We didn’t get hammered like they did farther west,” Highway Department Superintendent Jay Card Jr. said.

Nevertheless, highway crews were out early Saturday, worked through the night and were back on the streets Sunday morning mopping up. All roads were passable early on during the blizzard for first responders, a good thing since they had little difficulty getting to a house fire on Penny’s Path Saturday afternoon. (more…)

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01/25/16 2:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The aftermath of a fire on Penny’s Path that originated from a portable generator on Saturday afternoon.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The aftermath of a fire on Penny’s Path that originated from a portable generator on Saturday afternoon.

At around 1:45 p.m. Saturday, at the height of the blizzard, Shelter Island Fire Department Chief Greg Sulahian was driving near West Neck Harbor.

He heard the Center firehouse whistle and simultaneously the radio started to crackle. A house was on fire on Penny’s Path in Long View. (more…)

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01/23/16 10:57pm
MARY LYDON PHOTO | Snow is tapering off over the Island. Most roads are cleared but the surfaces are extremely slippery.

MARY LYDON PHOTO | Snow is tapering off over the Island. Most roads are cleared but the surfaces are extremely slippery.

At about 10:30 p.m. the worst of the all-day snow storm seemed to have passed over the Island.

Highway Department Superintendent Jay Card Jr. was shifting strategies to clearing roads and beginning to intensify the deployment of sand and salt to the surfaces. (more…)