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08/02/17 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO David Harms, argued at the July 26 ZBA meeting against a proposed 120-foot cell tower adjacent to his Cobbetts Lane property. Also pictured is John Coughlin, attorney for Elite Tower, Verizon and the Shelter Island Fire Commissioners.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
David Harms, argued at the July 26 ZBA meeting against a proposed 120-foot cell tower adjacent to his Cobbetts Lane property. Also pictured is John Coughlin, attorney for Elite Tower, Verizon and the Shelter Island Fire Commissioners.

Most of the anticipated fireworks over construction of a cell tower ticketed for the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane to improve fire department communications and cell phone service in the area are on hold awaiting a public hearing before the Town Board. (more…)

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02/04/15 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Fire Commissioner Larry Lechmanski outlined a plan to spread the costs of converting to high band communications over several years.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Fire Commissioner Larry Lechmanski outlined a plan to spread the costs of converting to high band communications over several years.

Word that Suffolk County is moving forward faster than expected in converting its radio communications system from low band to high band could have been a more than $300,000 expense for Shelter Island Fire Commissioners. But the ongoing efforts of one commissioner seems to have found a means of coping with the transition. (more…)