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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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05/11/18 12:25pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Low levels of heptachlor epoxide, once used mostly in this area by farmers as an insecticide, have been detected in a Suffolk County Department of Health Services study of water quality at the American Legion Post. (more…)

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03/06/18 4:30pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO After the March 2 nor’easter, this view of Reel Point shows waves that have carved out extenisve sections, something Waterways Management Advisory Council Chairman John Needham called ‘alarming.’

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO After the March 2 nor’easter, this view of Reel Point shows waves that have carved out extenisve sections, something Waterways Management Advisory Council Chairman John Needham called ‘alarming.’

Severe erosion resulting from a series of nor’easters have wreaked havoc on Reel Point. Waterways Management Advisory Council (WMAC) Chairman John Needham termed the damage done by the most recent storms as “alarming.” (more…)

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02/21/18 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Volunteer Park on Bridge Street.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Volunteer Park on Bridge Street.

When the musicians arrive to play Volunteer Park this summer, will spectators finally have a convenient bathroom so they won’t have to depend on the kindness of Bridge Street merchants? (more…)

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12/12/17 10:00am

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Arthur Kornberg is credited with leading a team of scientists at Stanford University who synthesized DNA in a test tube.

San Diego, known as a snow-resistant city, had snow 44 years ago with surrounding mountain tops coated in white and temperatures that dropped to 19 degrees Fahrenheit.

Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson announced his retirement from politics and was succeeded by Pierre Trudeau.

The Beatles released “Christmas Time is Here Again.”

Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt was presumed to have drowned when he disappeared while swimming in rough seas at Cheviot Beach in Portsea, Victoria; his body was never found.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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