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.
Could Oysterponds students soon have the option of attending junior and senior high school on Shelter Island?
St. Gabriel’s Chapel at Coecles Harbor on Shelter Island was demolished last week.
All that was saved from the Shelter Island landmark was its stained glass windows, some of which are to be incorporated into a new community clubhouse being built on the property. Others will be offered to the Shelter Island Historical Society for its collection. READ
The Department of Environmental Conservation has temporarily closed shellfish harvesting areas in parts of Southold Town. READ