04/06/19 10:00am

COURTESY PHOTO

The recent approval by the trustees of Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) for a food scraps-to-energy plant, to be built in Yaphank, links to an original purpose of LIPA — to develop safe, alternative means of power.

LIPA was created by the Long Island Power Act of 1985 primarily to prevent the Shoreham nuclear power plant from going into operation and to further safe energy technologies instead. In its three decades, LIPA has emphasized solar and wind power to generate electricity. The green lighting of the food scraps-to-energy plant marks a move to another form of safe energy. (more…)

Featured Story
08/19/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Dr. Nathanael Desire at the Shelter Island Medical Center.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Dr. Nathanael Desire at the Shelter Island Medical Center.

It was a sunny Friday afternoon in August, and although Dr. Nathanael Desire’s office hours at the Shelter Island Medical Center were over, he was still there.

Seated in the waiting room, Dr. Desire was telling me about his life, his work, and how the past three years as one of Shelter Island’s family doctors have strengthened his ties to the community. Suddenly, a very small member of that community appeared at the office door in his mother’s arms. He was having difficulty breathing. (more…)