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10/16/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Speakers at a community forum on water quality held Saturday at the school auditorium included, from left, Mashomack Preserve Director Jeremy Samuelson, former town engineer John Cronin and Mark Mobius, chairman of the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Speakers at a community forum on water quality held Saturday at the school auditorium included, from left, Mashomack Preserve Director Jeremy Samuelson, former town engineer John Cronin and Mark Mobius, chairman of the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board.

“Don’t dig for water under the outhouse!”

The advice is centuries old, but applies today for many Islanders, according to former town engineer John Cronin, speaking at an October 14 community forum on water at the school auditorium hosted by The Nature Conservancy and Daniel Gale Sothebys International Realty. (more…)

10/12/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12

Book in the woods, through October read pages of “Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn” on half-mile Mashomack Preserve trail. Adult must accompany children. Call for details (631) 749-4219.

Voter registration, for library budget vote. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Library, upper level. (more…)

09/21/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Camryn Page, Taylor Tybaert, Dr. Bill Zitek and Elizabeth Cummings cleaning the beaches of Mashomack Preserve.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Camryn Page, Taylor Tybaert, Dr. Bill Zitek and Elizabeth Cummings cleaning the beaches of Mashomack Preserve.

“Today, plastic has been found in 62% of all sea birds and in 100% of sea turtle species.”

These disturbing statistics come courtesy of the Ocean Conservancy and confirm what many of us may have already suspected.

We’re literally killing ourselves (and our fellow living beings) with garbage — much of it plastic, which we love as consumers because it is strong, durable and long-lasting, and hate as environmentalists for exactly the same reason. (more…)

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09/18/17 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The RMS Queen Mary arrived in Southampton, England on its last transatlantic crossing.

The Soviet Union, under pressure from North Vietnam to help with its struggle for national liberation, signed an agreement with Hanoi to send more aid.

American country singer Faith Hill was born in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

“The Flying Nun” starring Sally Field debuted on ABC.

Music aficionados in the United States were listening to “The Letter” by the The Box Tops.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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