06/10/15 12:00pm
Long Island Power Authority workers dig the intersection of Bay Shore Road and Island View Lane in Greenport in 2013. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Long Island Power Authority workers dig the intersection of Bay Shore Road and Island View Lane in Greenport in 2013. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

For the third consecutive summer, portable generators are being placed on Shelter Island while debate continues about how to address power issues there. They will be located at the Old Highway Barn site off South Ferry Road.  (more…)

06/09/15 2:32pm
Traffic from Wiggins Street (left) is directed into the ferry line while those trying to join the line from Third Street are told to turn around and go back to Front Street unless there’s no back up of vehicles on Wiggins. (Credit: Julie Lane)

Traffic from Wiggins Street (left) is directed into the ferry line while those trying to join the line from Third Street are told to turn around and go back to Front Street unless there’s no back up of vehicles on Wiggins. (Credit: Julie Lane)

North Ferry says it’s found a simple solution to its vehicle line-up in Greenport.

“We toyed with a number of different configurations,” said General Manager Bridg Hunt. (more…)

05/13/15 3:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. argues tax relief should be the top priority for the State Legislature in its final five weeks.

Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. argues tax relief should be the top priority for the State Legislature in its final five weeks.

The most important priority the State Legislature needs to concentrate on in its remaining five weeks is to provide real property tax relief, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) said Monday. In January, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed what he called a “Real Property Tax Circuit Breaker Program” that would cap property taxes based on a percentage of household income. (more…)

04/18/15 3:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik finds music relaxes him. Over his shoulder is a picture of the World Trade Center towers where he helped with iron work on the pile at Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks.

Shelter Island Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik finds music relaxes him. Over his shoulder is a picture of the World Trade Center towers where he worked on the pile at Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks. (Credit: Julie Lane)

If Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik has been under pressure in the past couple of months preparing his first-time budget for the Shelter Island School District, it’s nothing compared to what he’s been through. And as with past pressures, music is his escape. (more…)

04/11/15 12:00pm
Audubon Society Conservation Data Manager Tom Auer will try to rally support to save birds. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Audubon Society Conservation Data Manager Tom Auer will try to rally support to save birds. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Birds aren’t political.That’s why the National Audubon Society’s Conservation Data Manager Tom Auer hopes he’ll be able to engage his audience at Mashomack Preserve today in taking steps to protect the feathered population from becoming extinct.  (more…)

02/27/15 3:53pm
Long Island Power Authority workers dig the intersection of Bay Shore Road and Island View Lane in Greenport. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Long Island Power Authority workers dig the intersection of Bay Shore Road and Island View Lane in Greenport. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

PSEG officials have reached no decision about whether to push forward with a substation on Shelter Island or cables linking the Island to the North Fork.

But when they do, how to proceed  their call to make, they say — even in the face of community opposition. (more…)

11/03/14 12:00pm
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week federal grant money that will be distributed to The Retreat, a domestic violence prevention organization based on the East End.

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week federal grant money that will be distributed to The Retreat, a domestic violence prevention organization based on the East End.

The Retreat, an East End nonprofit serving victims of domestic violence, is receiving $75,250 in funding through the Federal Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced October 29. (more…)