Seven months ago, Suffolk County officials pledged $2 million toward new safety measures for public and private schools countywide.
The bond funded licensing fees for school districts to install the RAVE Panic Button, a mobile smartphone application that allows users to instantly notify law enforcement of emergency situations, such as an active shooter, at schools.
But if an emergency situation were to arise in any of the five East End towns, most district officials would still dial 911. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO A similar public restroom, shown above, is slated to be installed at Volunteer Park when county officials give the go-ahead.
Shelter Island has moved a step closer to installation of a new bathroom at Volunteer Park.
Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. and Town Engineer John Cronin attended a hearing April 19 in Yaphank with Suffolk County Department of Health Services officials to appeal an earlier decision that has been blocking installation because the unit, partially paid for with Suffolk County money, is not linked to a septic system. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Did Governor Andrew Cuomo help scuttle a wind power project for Long Island?
There were mixed happenings last week for green energy in and out of Suffolk County.
The expected approval by the Long Island Power Authority of what would be the nation’s largest offshore wind energy project, slated to be built in the Atlantic 30 miles southeast of Montauk by the Deepwater Wind company, was suddenly postponed.
Why? Did Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has been micro-managing energy policy in New York State — and has been all over the power map in doing so — have a hand in it? (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Ken Pysher has been acting chairman of the Water Advisory Committee, but will be away for a couple of months this winter. As of Monday night, no member has come forward to take on his replacement.
Yes, Shelter Islanders, in 2016 you get to be your own Santa Clauses, having expressed your concerns about water quality to the Town Board and how you want your tax money spent.
The town will pay an anticipated $37,600 for testing, but will dig deeper to come up with another $5,800 since learning that a 20 percent discount for testing won’t be applied to the first year of a three-year testing program. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The Bucks have lots to celebrate, entering the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League’s All-Star break in first place.
The Shelter Island Bucks lead in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League slipped to just one game after falling to the Westhampton Aviators on Monday night at Fiske Field.