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Action now on environment
To the Editor:
The front page news story in the October 5 Suffolk Times about local algae blooms seemed quite relevant to Shelter Island in many ways. The map that accompanied the story, showing numerous impacted areas (including perhaps three quarters of our shoreline) made the article even more meaningful. Not shown was Fresh Pond, which has certainly been affected and has received some attention. (more…)
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Candidates for the Town Board, from left, Albert Dickson, Gary Gerth, who is running for supervisor, and Marcus Kaasik. Present but not pictured, Amber Brach-Williams.
In what was a mild tune up for a more extensive forum scheduled for Sunday, four candidates seeking election to the Town Board met Tuesday at an event hosted by the Shelter Island Women’s Club. (more…)
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Councilman Paul Shepherd, joined his colleagues in trying to understand whether a Suffolk Country Department of Health Services permit violates its own newer policy on curbing nitrogen levels from septic systems.
It’s all in the timing, Town Board members agreed at their Tuesday work session.
The question before them is whether an applicant should be held to current standards affecting nitrogen content from septic systems, or lower standards in effect when the Suffolk County Department of Health Services granted a permit to the applicant. (more…)
The political wisdom that election season begins after Labor Day is not quite true for Shelter Island — the kick off is always a bit later than the first Monday in September. (more…)
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A speedy recovery
To the Editor:
Robbie Gorcoff was at work last Wednesday. Nothing unusual. He’s worked for the Shelter Island Highway Department for a long time. You’d recognize his face, if not his name. He’s done the cleaning, paving, plowing, fixing and whatever else our roads require. Roads, by the way, that are spectacular compared to the metropolis up Island — Manhattan. (more…)