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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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06/05/18 2:37pm

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Town Engineer John Cronin just released the most recent water test results at the Senior Activities Center  building, which also houses two medical offices. In an email, Mr. Cronin reported:

“Results from the most recent round of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) water testing at the cited location find the continued presence of MTBE at a value of 13 parts per billion [one more part per billion than previous results] for both the Senior Center and Physician Offices.  These samples were taken last week by NYSDEC personnel. (more…)

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04/17/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Forest Ranger Bryan Gallagher, left, receiving a prestigious firefighting award at Brookhaven National Laboratory, presented by John Pavacic, executive director of the Central Pine Barrens Commission.

COURTESY PHOTO Forest Ranger Bryan Gallagher, left, receiving a prestigious firefighting award at Brookhaven National Laboratory last October, was also recently honored by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Shelter Island resident and long-time forest ranger Bryan Gallagher is among 40 of his colleagues to receive the Director’s Commendation Award presented by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for his work with the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy.

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