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09/19/17 4:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO  John Cronin,

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO John Cronin,

John Cronin, who resigned as town engineer September 1, is considering a number of job opportunities, some in the engineering or maritime fields and others not related to either of the two areas that have been specialties throughout his life. (more…)

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09/14/17 4:30pm
BEVERELA WALZ Scallopers on Coecles Harbor. Concerns are on the rise about the quality of ground and surface waters.

BEVERELA WALZ Scallopers on Coecles Harbor. Concerns are on the rise about the quality of ground and surface waters.

Tick. Tock.

The clock is running with less than four months left for the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board to spend $440,000 it was allocated for 2017, or the money will revert to the Community Preservation Fund (CPF). (more…)

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08/10/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A specially-designed wheelchair for use on beaches is at Crescent Beach, courtesy of the Department of Public Works.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
A specially-designed wheelchair for use on beaches is at Crescent Beach, courtesy of the Department of Public Works.

Imagine living on a beautiful island with lovely beaches, but never being able to enter the water — or even sit on the sand — on a hot day.

That’s been the plight of Joe Napolitano who, until this summer, couldn’t access the waters around Shelter Island because he’s a person who uses a wheelchair. (more…)

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06/14/17 8:00am
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO

There’s promising news in the way of grants for Islanders whose aged septic tanks need replacement.

The newly established Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board, at its June 1 meeting, was leaning toward awarding grants to offset the cost to residents of updating their septic systems. But before funds can leave town coffers, the board has to determine how and when the grants would be given. Members also must establish a way to ensure that after new systems are installed, they are properly maintained by homeowners. (more…)

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06/12/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Water testing at Sylvester Manor by United States Geological Survey chief scientist Fred Stumm, sitting,with colleagues, from left, Marie Zuck, Robert Welk and Michael Como

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Water testing at Sylvester Manor by United States Geological Survey chief scientist Fred Stumm, sitting,with colleagues, from left, Marie Zuck, Robert Welk and Michael Como

There’s promising news in the way of grants for Islanders whose aged septic tanks need replacement. (more…)