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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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04/28/15 12:00pm

 

JULIE LANE PHOTO |  Water Advisory Committee Chairman John Hallman.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |
Water Advisory Committee Chairman John Hallman.

“Believe it or not, there’s a lot of politics on the Island.”

John Hallman’s comment to the Hay Beach Property Association Saturday at St. Mary’s Church drew laughter. But it was a theme that echoed throughout the presentations he and Town Engineer John Cronin  made about water quality. (more…)

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10/29/14 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Town Engineer John Cronin has written to County Executive Steve Bellone to keep Shelter Island in the running for free septic upgrades.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |
Town Engineer John Cronin has written to County Executive Steve Bellone to keep Shelter Island in the running for free septic upgrades.

Shelter Island Town Engineer John Cronin has a better idea.

When Suffolk County announced it would make 19 alternative wastewater treatment systems available without cost and with a five-year free maintenance contract, Island officials were skeptical it would benefit the Island. (more…)