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08/05/19 4:30pm

The entrance to the Marcello Masonry lot at 13 North Ferry Road.

Marcello Masonry owner Robert Marcello has been cited by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for failing to have proper DEC authorizations for activities at the company’s site at 13 North Ferry Road. (more…)

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07/08/19 4:30pm

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is investigating whether a local business is pumping out water from concrete trucks at one of its locations and possibly creating a toxic situation. (more…)

04/19/19 12:00pm

A burst of light and color along a wood fence on Route 114 in the Center.

A campaign has been underway by Supervisor Gary Gerth to assist owners of properties along Route 114 in sprucing up the Island’s main thoroughfare, which has some boarded-up stores and businesses that are operational but less than attractive. (more…)

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03/18/19 4:30pm


Life is ever changing. And the Island is changing — in some ways for the better, but in other ways, long-time residents would be quick to say, for the worse.

Ride along Route 114 heading south from North Ferry, and while the initial impression is positive, as you head up past Piccozzi’s gas station and continue south, it’s not long before you encounter views that Supervisor Gary Gerth and his predecessor, Jim Dougherty, have characterized as less than appealing. Mr. Dougherty, when he was in office, said the main thoroughfare of the Island had become “an eyesore.” (more…)

03/04/19 4:30pm

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A happy — and generous— crowd of revelers attended the 19th Annual Gift of Life Celebration at the Ram’s Head Saturday night.

Like a bright candle, the 19th Annual Gift of Life Celebration drew Islanders out of hibernation on Saturday, March 2, to help this worthy cause. Music, drinks and light fare were served up at the Ram’s Head Inn, where folks caught up with neighbors they hadn’t seen for a while. (more…)