03/29/15 3:00pm
CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC

CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC

BY RICHARD AMPER

On April 2, East Enders will be celebrating the Community Preservation Fund’s having generated more than a billion dollars and preserved more than 10,000 acres of open space and farmland.

Approved by voters in 1999, the CPF uses a small tax on real estate purchases to preserve land and protect water. It is arguably the most successful land preservation program in the country. (more…)

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02/03/15 4:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board at its Tuesday work session. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown. Not shown in photo, Councilwoman Chris Lewis.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board at its Tuesday work session. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown. Not shown in photo, Councilwoman Chris Lewis.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty said PSEG is leaning toward revisiting a tunnel project from the North Fork to the Island for “enhancing future power capacity for Shelter Island.” (more…)

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KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport could soon become part of a larger hospital system.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO
Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport could soon become part of a larger hospital system.

If a partnership agreement is inked between huge up-island facilities and the two East End hospitals, it’s obvious health care here will change.

The questions are how, and how much. (more…)