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08/31/16 12:00pm
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…)

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01/04/15 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Readers continue to write about a proposed cell tower at the Manhansett firehouse. Above, more than 40 residents showed up for a meeting discussing the tower in February.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Readers continue to write about a proposed cell tower at the Manhansett firehouse. Above, more than 40 residents showed up for a meeting discussing the tower in February.

Back in January, Ed Mooney of Highlander Consultants in East Islip showed up at a Shelter Island Board of Fire Commissioners with a pitch to construct a second cell tower in the town — this one at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane. (more…)

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09/17/14 12:33pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Shelter Island Board of Fire Commissioners  discussed the 2015 budget Tuesday evening.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Shelter Island Board of Fire Commissioners discussed the 2015 budget Tuesday evening.

At a meeting of the Shelter Island Board of Fire Commissioners Tuesday evening, the board discussed a proposed tax levy of $818,804, according to Fire District Treasurer Amber Williams. (more…)