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05/09/19 4:30pm

JULIE LANE PHOTOS
Illegally cut trees off Menhaden Lane.

A $5,000 reward has been posted by Suffolk County Crime Stoppers, working with the Shelter Island Police Department (SIPD), in an effort to solve the illegal clearing of trees in parkland off Menhaden Lane in Hay Beach in early 2018. (more…)

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05/11/18 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTOS Illegally cut trees off Menhaden Lane.

JULIE LANE PHOTOS Illegally cut trees off Menhaden Lane.

The investigation into dozens of illegally cut trees on both sides of Menhaden Lane is continuing, according to Supervisor Gary Gerth.

He announced that Suffolk Country officials are continuing to investigate the devastation done to cedar, cherry, locust and other trees on land owned by the county, but through which the town maintains access. (more…)

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02/05/18 12:00pm

Shelter Island police and Suffolk County District Attorney’s office officials are continuing their investigation to determine who is responsible for clearing trees, apparently with a chain saw, in a wooded area accessible from Menhaden Lane.

The damage was discovered by resident Jean Lawless walking her dog in the area and she reported it to Shelter Island Police in late January.

Representatives from the Suffolk County Parks Department were called in to inspect the site and subsequently involved the District Attorney in the investigation that is ongoing.

This aerial view was shot by Island resident Hally Dinkel.

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01/30/15 2:00pm
CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | John Costello

CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | John Costello following a court appearance last month.

A Suffolk grand jury has indicted the 71-year-old Greenport man accused of being drunk behind the wheel when swerving into oncoming traffic and striking another car and killing its passenger last month, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office announced Thursday. (more…)