Last week, the Suffolk County Legislature took a bold step forward in dealing with the issue of climate change and its impact on our towns, villages and neighborhoods.
Legislators adopted a resolution that will require the county’s Department of Public Works to take sea level rise into account when building and rebuilding county-owned roads. This initiative is one of the first official actions on Long Island to take sea level rise into consideration before pouring millions of taxpayer dollars into public works projects. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School
The Shelter Island School District announced early this morning that all students would be dismissed at 11 a.m. (more…)
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Sunrise Monday over Gardiners Bay from the Ram Island Causeway.
Today the National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for increasing clouds with a high temperature of about 42 degrees. Wind chill values will be between 25 and 36 degrees with an east wind of 6 to 14 mph.
But this evening, all that changes. (more…)
JOHN CLARE PHOTO Battering the bulkhead — Crescent Beach, 4:30 p.m., Monday.
The nor’easter that blew though last Monday spared Shelter Island from serious damage, but the high winds drove waves against bulkheads all around the Island
Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr.
With a nor’easter still on course to hit Shelter Island later today, preparations are already afoot to deal with potential problems. (more…)