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10/26/17 4:30pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO At a ground breaking ceremony September 23 at Sylvester Manor Education Farm for a wastewater septic system unique to Suffolk County,  manning the first shovel were, from left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor), County Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac). Sara Gordon, the Manor’s director of planning and development and Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO
At a ground breaking ceremony September 23 at Sylvester Manor Education Farm for a wastewater septic system unique to Suffolk County, manning the first shovel were, from left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor), County Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac). Sara Gordon, the Manor’s director of planning and development and Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

The town has taken a major step in helping residents building homes to pay bills to install state-of-the-art, nitrogen-reducing septic systems, as well as homeowners upgrading systems who are doing reconstruction of 50 percent or more of their residences. (more…)

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10/02/15 2:00pm
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REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Why ban the bags?
To the Editor:
The Reporter’s September 24 editorial, “Ban the bags,” should remind us of the need to revisit this issue as it applies to Shelter Island. Before considering the pros and cons, just think of the volume of products sold at BJ’s and Costco, all of which are carried away without the use of any bag provided by the business. And what has happened? No meltdown that’s for sure. (more…)

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09/18/15 10:00am
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REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Party politics
To the Editor:
It’s curious that Supervisor Jim Dougherty, in the Reporter article last week (“A world apart on issues,” September 10), comparing our positions on a range of issues, said that “after the election, there are no more Democrats or Republicans, just Shelter Islanders.”

It is my view that we are Shelter Islanders all of the time. (more…)

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08/04/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Outrageous

To the Editor:
Despite the continued, and strongly voiced opposition to helicopter and aircraft traffic over residential areas on the East End, there seems to be very little political will to affect any significant change. (more…)

07/05/14 12:00pm

A transmission and distribution power substation would be a huge boost to our power infrastructure.

By tapping into the 69Kv underground cable, we will not only reduce black outs, but we would also avoid brownouts. That would mean our air conditioners, refrigerators and other appliances will operate more efficiently and not burn out because the voltage is too low for too long. (more…)