11/29/15 8:00am
HALSEY QUINN PHOTO Solar panels on an Island residence, soaking up the sun’s energy and slashing electricity bills.

HALSEY QUINN PHOTO |  Solar panels on an Island residence, soaking up the sun’s energy and slashing electricity bills.

We’ve had solar power energizing our house in Noyac for six years now — and it’s a bonanza!

Once the photovoltaic panels are up on your roof, nothing more needs to be done. They harvest electricity from the sun even on cloudy days. Never in the half-dozen years have the 38 panels on our roof needed any care. (more…)

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10/29/15 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Fire Commissioner Larry Lechmanski told his colleagues Monday night that Southold’s bad fortune was Shelter Island’s good luck when it comes to upgrading its radios.

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Fire Commissioner Larry Lechmanski told his colleagues Monday night that Southold’s bad fortune was Shelter Island’s good luck when it comes to upgrading its radios.

Southold’s misfortune is Shelter Island’s good fortune.

At least when it comes to decisions about upgrading from low-band to high-band radio frequency. (more…)

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04/28/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Commissioner Larry Lechmanski explains how the district’s costs to upgrade communications equipment has dropped sharply thanks to delays.

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Commissioner Larry Lechmanski explains how the district’s costs to upgrade communications equipment has dropped sharply thanks to delays.

One man’s misery can be another man’s gain.

That’s the story for Fire Commissioners who learned that problems plaguing the Southold Fire District benefit Shelter Island by slowing down the conversion from low to high band communications. (more…)