The Suffolk County Legislature recognized a North ferry captain and crew who saved the life of a boater who fell into the freezing water in December.
Captain Lance Willumsen and deckhands Jason Brewer, Dennis Raffelock and Jared Gibbs were honored in a ceremony at the Legislature earlier this month. READ
Drivers boarding North Ferry boats in Greenport for the trip to Shelter Island have been plagued in recent weeks by expanding potholes in the area where vehicles line up to await ferries. The entire area has gaping holes and uneven surfaces lining the turnaround. READ
If you’re a senior, you may well be seeing more doctors now in a single year than you did during all the previous years of your life combined.
Many seniors develop more health issues and take more medication as age increases and area doctors see that not just as an inevitability of the body breaking down, but as the result of no longer maintaining an active lifestyle. READ
People aren’t the only living species wanting to crawl into a warm space on a cold winter day.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has discovered that northern long-eared bats on the East End and on Nantucket in Massachusetts have been riding out the winter in crawl spaces of residences. READ
PSEG-LI subcontractor Carson Construction has succeeded where Bortech failed in 2013. The Lafayette, N.J. subcontractor completed pulling the first of three conduits through the piping from Shelter Island to Greenport, working thorough the night of Dec. 12 to the next morning. READ
Staging for the electrical cabling that will serve Shelter Island got underway in Greenport Wednesday morning, with drilling on the project expected to begin there Monday.
Former New Suffolk School teacher Martha Kennelly, who has spent two years fighting with the district that refused to reinstate her when a special assignment ended, appears to have won her case that would force the district to reinstate her and pay back wages and benefits from June 30, 2015, according to the decision written by State Commissioner of Education Mary Ellen Elia.
Paulette Ofrias, co-owner of Southold Pharmacy, has been named the 2017 Woman of Distinction from the First New York State Senate District. READ
A detailed construction plan for the proposed PSEG Long Island project to run a cable line under Fifth Street and across the bay to Shelter Island will be available within one or two weeks, according to village attorney Joseph Prokop. READ
Shelter Island High School’s senior class trip to Washington, D.C., to attend next week’s presidential inauguration has been rescheduled. Students will now likely visit the nation’s capital in May.