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06/18/18 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO New carbon filters were installed at the Senior Center this morning that will rid the building that also houses two medical offices of MTBE contamination.

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New carbon filters were installed at the Senior Activities Center this morning that will rid the building — which includes two medical offices — of water contamination.

Less than a month after town officials received word that water at the building that houses the Senior Activities Center and two medical offices was contaminated with MTBE — a gasoline additive that leeched into groundwater — workers from AquaFuture, Inc. installed a carbon filter that will once again provide potable water. (more…)

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06/15/18 1:12pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The town Medical Center and location of the Senior Activities Center.

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The town Medical Center and location of the Senior Activities Center.

A contractor for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is scheduled to be on the Island Monday to install carbon filters to remediate the problem at the  Senior Activities Center with MTBE — methyl tertiary butyl ether, an additive that was used in gasoline before the substance was banned in 2004. 

The increased presence of the colorless, odorless substance resulted in advising those in the Senior Center and medical offices that they should use bottled water until the problem was resolved. (more…)

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08/18/17 2:00pm
 COURTESY PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin wrote to the Reporter about the events in Charlottesville last weekend.

COURTESY PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin wrote to the Reporter about the events in Charlottesville last weekend.

From Congressman Zeldin
To the Editor:
Anyone associating themselves with the KKK and Nazism is associating themselves with hatred, bigotry, racism, intolerance and a tremendously inhumane past filled with horrible evil.

This is one of the extremes that exist in our society that has a long history of trying to tear us apart. (more…)