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11/05/18 2:00pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Fresh Pond

Reason for animosity
To the Editor:
I question former town Supervisor Jim Dougherty’s motivation for his negative comments concerning the acquisition of my property on Fresh Pond by the town (“Your Letters,” October 25). (more…)

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09/28/18 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Without loopholes
To the Editor:
Thank you Kathleen DeRose and Bob Fredericks for your letter to the Reporter on the lack of law enforcement that affects us all on Shelter Island (“Enforce the Law,” September 20). (more…)

09/19/18 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO View from Vincent Novak’s backyard overlooking Fresh Pond.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
View from Vincent Novak’s backyard overlooking Fresh Pond.

One of Shelter Island’s most successful and beneficial government programs has been the Community Preservation Fund’s purchase of open land to preserve it from development forever. An appointed Advisory Board vets properties to buy through the CPF, which is funded by a 2 percent tax that individuals pay when purchasing East End properties. (more…)

09/15/18 11:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Blue-green algae on the surface of Fresh Pond .

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Blue-green algae on the surface of Fresh Pond .

“The press keeps reporting that Florida’s red tide is a ‘naturally occurring phenomenon.’ This is wrong,” declared Adrienne Esposito, executive director of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment. “The hundred miles of dangerous red tide is caused by too much nitrogen!”

“Take heed Long Island. This is a wake-up call,” said Ms. Esposito, whose environmental organization is based in Farmingdale. “Let’s not hit the snooze button.”

What are the connections between the algal blooms that have been striking this area and those that are devastating much of Florida’s waters? (more…)

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07/13/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The view from Vincent Novak’s backyard overlooking Fresh Pond.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
The view from Vincent Novak’s backyard overlooking Fresh Pond.

The Town Board could reverse a decision recommended by the Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board (CPF) not to purchase property on Fresh Pond. (more…)