06/05/19 4:30pm

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Thanks to a safety study initiated by Assembly Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) and the Shelter Island Highway Department, the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) will be installing crosswalks and school crossing warning signs near Shelter Island School to alert drivers of potential pedestrian activity near the roundabout at Bateman Road, School Street and North Ferry Road. (more…)

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AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A 'bike route' but no 'bike lanes.'

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A ‘bike route’ without ‘bike lanes.’

When summer ends, many riding on two or four wheels around Shelter Island breathe a little easier that no one has been killed or seriously injured on Route 114. And just as many travelling that stretch of state road from North to South ferries can recall some close calls. (more…)

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A look at the ongoing monitoring of St. Mary’s Road traffic through the years

A look at the ongoing monitoring of St. Mary’s Road traffic through the years

Councilwoman Chris Lewis addressed her colleagues at Tuesday’s Town Board work session to “pull together a loose end.”

The issue was the concern of some St. Mary’s Road residents about unsafe traffic conditions. (more…)

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REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Town Board met in work session Tuesday discuss dangerous traffic on New York Avenue

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Town Board met in work session Tuesday discuss dangerous traffic on New York Avenue

There was some gruesome imagery voiced at the Town Board work session Tuesday when the topic of dangerous traffic on New York Avenue was raised.

Councilman Jim Colligan said plans to make the road safer should be taken only after a study by the New York State Department of Transportation and that there’s “no reason to panic.”

Councilman Paul Shepherd responded, “There won’t be action until you’re scraping some kid off the side of the road. And then it will be, “Oh, Jesus, why didn’t you guys [the board] do something.’” (more…)