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09/25/18 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO JULIE LANE PHOTO ‘Doc’ Lechmanski to be honored Friday night on Southampton School District’s Wall of Distinction.

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‘Doc’ Lechmanski to be honored Friday night on Southampton School District’s Wall of Distinction.

Islanders may not know him as “Doc,” but it’s a name Larry Lechmanski’s former Southampton students gave him many years ago for his abilities to fix what went wrong with anything mechanical. (more…)

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10/20/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO There are proposals for placing a tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane.

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There are proposals for placing a tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane.

Fire District taxes will go down for homeowners in 2018, it was learned at the Board of Fire Commissioners meeting last Tuesday night.

Even though the budget shows an increase of some $15,000 or 1.89 percent, the tax base has increased so that the Fire District tax bill for a home assessed at $814,000 will decrease by $6.62. (more…)

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03/28/14 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO This rendering of what a cell tower at the Manhansett Firehouse would look like is false, according to Commissioner Larry Lechmanski.

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This rendering of what a cell tower at the Manhansett Firehouse would look like is false, according to Commissioner Larry Lechmanski.

The mystery of who generated that picture claiming to represent what  a new cell tower would look like if erected at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane has been solved. (more…)

07/24/12 1:00pm

The Shelter Island fire commissioners rejected a proposal Monday night to use their ladder trucks to cut down high tree limbs in areas where they would have difficulty gaining access in the event of a fire.

They are concerned about liability they could face if they tackled the job, Commissioner Larry Lechmanski said.

• Commissioners laid out plans to begin the budgeting process in August to develop a spending plan for the fiscal year that begins January 1, 2013. State law requires that a draft budget be submitted to taxpayers at a public hearing on the third Tuesday in October, this year on October 16.

• Commissioners also discussed equipment maintenance and purchases; legalities surrounding training and use of fire extinguishers; and cooperation among chiefs of the fire, police and ambulance corps

For a full story see Thursday’s issue of the Shelter Island Reporter.