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02/20/18 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Town Engineer John Cronin (center) told the Water Quality Board he anticipates the money the Public Works Department is seeking to complete the Wades Beach bathroom project is unlikely to change unless the Suffolk County Department of Health Services requires two parallel units instead of the one planned. Listening are Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. (left) and septic system installer Peder Larsen of Shelter Island Sand, Gravel & Contracting.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Town Engineer John Cronin (center) at a recent meeting of the Water Quality Board at Town Hall. Listening are Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. (left) and septic system installer Peder Larsen of Shelter Island Sand, Gravel & Contracting.

The Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board asked the Town Board to approve a $20,860 allocation to install a nitrogen-reducing septic system at Wades Beach. (more…)

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12/29/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Council member Greg Toner recently shared information with his colleagues on rising nitrate levels in Shelter Island water.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Council member Greg Toner recently shared information with his colleagues on rising nitrate levels in Shelter Island water.

For years, Islanders have been concerned about the issue of water quantity, dependent on wells and a fragile aquifer. The concern has led to action, with periods of mandatory water use restrictions. (more…)

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10/19/17 8:00am
A look at the ongoing monitoring of St. Mary’s Road traffic through the years

A look at the ongoing monitoring of St. Mary’s Road traffic through the years

Councilwoman Chris Lewis addressed her colleagues at Tuesday’s Town Board work session to “pull together a loose end.”

The issue was the concern of some St. Mary’s Road residents about unsafe traffic conditions. (more…)