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10/20/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO There are proposals for placing a tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
There are proposals for placing a tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane.

Fire District taxes will go down for homeowners in 2018, it was learned at the Board of Fire Commissioners meeting last Tuesday night.

Even though the budget shows an increase of some $15,000 or 1.89 percent, the tax base has increased so that the Fire District tax bill for a home assessed at $814,000 will decrease by $6.62. (more…)

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01/27/16 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Fire Department Chief Greg Sulahian told the Board of Fire Commissioners Monday night that the Center Firehouse hasn’t had a working alarm system in the building for three months.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Fire Department Chief Greg Sulahian told the Board of Fire Commissioners Monday night that the Center firehouse hasn’t had a working alarm system in the building for three months.

Commissioner Andy Reeve reported that despite several calls to Elite Towers to determine the status of a proposed new tower at the Manhanset firehouse, it remains in limbo.

“They owe us an explanation,” Ms. Rosenblum said. “How long can this go on?” (more…)

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01/25/16 2:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The aftermath of a fire on Penny’s Path that originated from a portable generator on Saturday afternoon.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The aftermath of a fire on Penny’s Path that originated from a portable generator on Saturday afternoon.

At around 1:45 p.m. Saturday, at the height of the blizzard, Shelter Island Fire Department Chief Greg Sulahian was driving near West Neck Harbor.

He heard the Center firehouse whistle and simultaneously the radio started to crackle. A house was on fire on Penny’s Path in Long View. (more…)