COURTESY PHOTO Legislators Al Krupski and Bridget Fleming.
A local environmental organization has brought a lawsuit challenging the implementation of the Suffolk County Farmland Preservation Program, a visionary concept that has been the key to saving an important and historical activity here and keeping Suffolk a top agricultural county in the state. (more…)
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Dredging at Reel Point in 2013 provided only a temporary solution to saving the spit of land that juts into Coecles Harbor.
While town officials await a plan for saving Reel Point, Suffolk County has completed the latest dredging of the area. (more…)
When the town has wanted Suffolk County to intervene at sites where dredging is needed, it has sometimes taken years to get on the list. But county plans for excavation this month at Reel Point are likely to be stopped by town action while a study on the best way to preserve the site is completed. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Interns mapping septic systems this summer are (left) James Read and Wyatt Brigham.
Last year’s single town intern, Kiera Nissen laid the groundwork for intern Nicole Oliveri while former intern Henry Read provided the initial efforts for Wyatt Brigham and James Read to continue mapping septic systems on the Island this summer under the direction of Town Engineer John Cronin. (more…)
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO Several interested parties visited Reel Point in February to assess damage. Far left, Town Engineer John Cronin. Fourth from left, Department of Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr.
The town is partnering with the Peconic Land Trust (PLT) to study methods of improving, or even saving, one of the Island’s most important waterways. (more…)