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High band radio communications won’t be forced on Shelter Island for an anticipated six years, according to Fire Commissioner Larry Lechmanski. But he said that doesn’t preclude the need for second cell tower at the Manhanset Firehouse.
Shelter Island Fire Commissioners delayed signing a letter of intent with Elite Towers Monday night to push forward with consideration of a new cell tower at the Manhanset firehouse on Cobbetts Lane.
Although the project must gain approval from the Town Board before work could begin, the commissioners balked at a non-disclosure clause contained in the agreement. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | One Day in History comes to the Havens House on August 2.
If history teaches us anything, it’s that plenty of people on Shelter Island love it.
That’s why the Historical Society’s annual “One Day in History,” put on with the help of 100 volunteers, attracted nearly 400 people last year and promises to enthrall at least that many again this year on Saturday, August 2. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Kristina Lange from the Group for the East End delivering a check to Supervisor Jim Dougherty at Town Hall Tuesday morning to pay for an intern mapping septic systems this summer.
The town has received a check for $4,000 to defray costs for an intern to collect records on existing septic systems and cesspools.
In early April Town Engineer John Cronin told the Town Board that dangerous pollutants, including nitrogen, are not being controlled due to antiquated or faulty septic systems. Neither septic systems or cesspools, which Mr. Cronin described as “just a hole in the ground,” does much of anything to stop the flow of nitrogen compounds that poisons drinking water and surrounding surface waters such as ponds, creeks and bays. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO| The number of complaints about aircraft noise is up dramatically this summer over last.
If you think roaring helicopters and buzzing planes are making your life more miserable this summer than last, you’re right.
Last summer, from July 1 to July 28, the East Hampton Airport booked 54 noise complaints from Shelter Island residents. In the same period this summer, that number spiked to 810 complaints. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Bucks Manager Jon Karcich led his team to its first playoff victory in team history Monday over the Sag Harbor Whalers.
The Shelter Island Bucks are one win away from playing for the championship of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League.
The Bucks won the first playoff game in team history in style Monday evening, defeating the Sag Harbor Whalers 11-2 on the road in the opening game of their best-of-three HBCL semifinal playoff series. (more…)