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11/19/14 8:10am

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board met in work session Tuesday to discuss a draft irrigation law and putting the brakes on large scale house construction. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Peter Reich. Not shown are Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Councilman Ed Brown.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO |  The Town Board met in work session Tuesday to discuss a draft irrigation law and putting the brakes on large scale house construction. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Peter Reich. Not shown are Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Councilman Ed Brown.

A two-hour Town Board work session Tuesday discussed a draft of an irrigation law and placing limits on the construction of large houses, making little progress on either score.

After a lengthy discussion on the latter issue, Councilman Paul Shepherd speculated if it all boiled down to a question: “Is there any validation to this at all?” (more…)

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11/17/14 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Resident Craig Wood made an impassioned plea to the Town Board  Friday to keep the Community Preservation fund at status quo.

COURTESY PHOTO | Resident Craig Wood made an impassioned plea to the Town Board Friday to keep the Community Preservation fund at status quo.

A resident went before the Town Board Friday to ask it to reject an idea of diverting money to a fund dedicated to buying open space —even a small part of it  — for clean water projects. (more…)

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11/12/14 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO " Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman, (I-Montauk), who represents Shelter Island, is looking into money dedicated for pure water.

COURTESY PHOTO  Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman, (I-Montauk), who represents Shelter Island, is looking into money dedicated for pure water.

Follow the money.

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk), and his colleagues did just that and found that a safe water law was getting the short end of the stick when it came to funds. (more…)

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11/11/14 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. wants to use some Community Preservation Funds for clean water initiatives.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. wants to use some Community Preservation Funds for clean water initiatives.

Protected land and pristine water.

Those are two pillars that support the identity of the East End of Long Island. But now both resources are subject to concerned public discussion here. Town officials are looking for ways to put the brakes on large construction projects and the Island’s once pure water is, according to Town Engineer John Cronin,  in crisis mode that is “going to get worse without some radical changes.” (more…)