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07/06/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Plum Island Lighthouse remains in poor condition with no money forthcoming for restoration.

JULIE LANE PHOTO The Plum Island Lighthouse remains in poor condition with no money forthcoming for restoration.

A report released last week by the Department of Homeland Security outlining alternatives to selling Plum Island to the highest bidder has come under criticism from environmental groups. (more…)

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03/29/16 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.

COURTESY PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.

The fight to prevent Plum Island’s sale to a private developer — an effort local officials have been pushing for several years — received another boost this week from Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). (more…)

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03/10/15 8:00am
DON BINDLER PHOTO | A hooded merganser gliding on a Silver Beach pond.

DON BINDLER PHOTO | A hooded merganser gliding on a Silver Beach pond.

When should people interfere with nature’s course?

Now, according to Southampton Town officials, who are distributing a ton and a half of corn to feed ducks that have endured a brutal winter. (more…)

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09/01/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

School scores
To the Editor:
The Shelter Island UFSD prides itself on maintaining high standards for all of our students. We have spent the last several years collaborating with each other and the greater community to provide our students with additional academic and athletic opportunities. (more…)

07/24/14 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.

A group of Congressional representatives led by Tim Bishop of Southampton, who represents Shelter Island, is calling on the federal government not to sell Plum Island, as it plans, but to put it under the jurisdiction of a “federal agency such as the U.S. National Park Service or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.” In their June 30 letter to the House and Senate appropriation committees, the representatives says they “remain deeply concerned” about the “ecological value” of Plum Island. (more…)