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02/25/16 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | With Nassau and Suffolk officials at Stony Brook University on February 18, the governor announced a series of steps that will address water quality issues.

COURTESY PHOTO | With Nassau and Suffolk officials at Stony Brook University on February 18, the governor announced a series of steps that will address water quality issues.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $6 million plan to comprehensively study Long Island’s water quality problems.

In a press conference with Nassau and Suffolk officials at Stony Brook University February 18, the governor announced a series of steps that will address water quality issues that have lingered for decades on Long Island, such as an enormous plume at the former Northrup Grumman site in Nassau and smaller composting facilities that have largely gone unregulated, mostly in Suffolk County, that have recently been found to have increased levels of harmful materials. (more…)

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10/30/15 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Supervisors (from left) Sean Walter of Riverhead, Scott Russell of Southold and Shelter Island’s Jim Dougherty signed an intermunicipal agreement Wednesday with other local, county and state officials to improve and protect the Peconic Estuary.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Supervisors (from left) Sean Walter of Riverhead, Scott Russell of Southold and Shelter Island’s Jim Dougherty signed an intermunicipal agreement Wednesday with other local, county and state officials to improve and protect the Peconic Estuary.

The East End Supervisors and Mayors Association (EESMA) has unveiled a “Peconic Estuary Protection Committee” with Suffolk County to determine the condition of area waters and address remediation efforts when necessary. (more…)

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10/28/15 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Peter Reich. Not shown, Councilman Ed Brown.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Peter Reich. Not shown, Councilman Ed Brown.

At its work session Tuesday, the Town Board  looked at the case of a property on Peconic Avenue, owned by William King, which Building Inspector Chris Tehan had discovered violated environmental law by building in restricted wetlands.

Mr. Tehan issued a stop work order on construction when he discovered that the owner was building a patio in the restricted area without a wetland or a building permit. (more…)