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03/23/18 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Public Works Commissioner Jay Card.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Public Works Commissioner Jay Card.

Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. and the Town Board are working on a resolution they want to adopt affecting the standards under which roads will be built.

While Mr. Card told the Board at Tuesday’s work session he doesn’t envision the town putting in any new roads, developers of housing communities would likely be installing roads to serve those areas. What he wants is to ensure that those roads will meet the necessary standards to wear well and not break down early. (more…)

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03/13/18 7:12am
JOHN CLARE PHOTO

JOHN CLARE PHOTO

Shelter Island braced for a late winter storm Tuesday morning, with forecasts of six to 12 inches of heavy, wet snow.

Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. said early this morning that crews had been called in to “start moving the snow. We’re trying to stay ahead of it.” (more…)

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01/04/18 11:47am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Police Chief Jim Read, who is Shelter Island's emergency Management  Coordinator.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Police Chief Jim Read, who is Shelter Island’s Emergency Management Coordinator.

As of 11 a.m. PSEG was reporting five outages on the Island due to the storm, but the power company didn’t give locations. (more…)

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01/04/18 7:57am
AMBROSE CLANCY Photo Forecasts are calling for seven to 14 inches of snow today.

AMBROSE CLANCY Photo Forecasts are calling for seven to 14 inches of snow today.

Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. and his crews were in a waiting mode at 7 a.m. this morning.

“The storm started slowly,” Mr. Card said from Highway Department headquarters. “It was rain in the beginning last night,” which early this morning turning to snow blown by stiff winds.

“But I don’t want anyone to have any illusions” the highway chief added, and try to get out on the roads. (more…)