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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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Recently, a well-meaning Islander tried to assist a fawn that had apparently been separated from its mother. (more…)
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…)
Representatives from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are processing retests of water at the Medical Center building that also houses the Senior Activities Center. (more…)
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.