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09/13/16 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO School and town officials gather at the American Legion Post with Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr., who secured $500,000 in state funds to be used largely on a new septic system. Pictured front, from left, are Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott, Board of Education member Kathleen Lynch, Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino, Board members Mark Kanarvogel and Linda Eklund, school business official Tim Laube; back, from left, Town Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr., Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr., Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty, School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik and Director of Physical Education and District Operations Todd Gulluscio.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
School and town officials gather at the American Legion Post with Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr., who secured $500,000 in state funds to be used largely on a new septic system. Pictured front, from left, are Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott, Board of Education member Kathleen Lynch, Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino, Board members Mark Kanarvogel and Linda Eklund, school business official Tim Laube; back, from left, Town Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr., Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr., Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty, School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik and Director of Physical Education and District Operations Todd Gulluscio.

Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor) arrived at the American Legion Hall Monday morning to let town and school officials know they haven’t been forgotten. He did so to the tune of $500,000 from the state. A portion of the funds will be used to install a new septic system serving the Youth Center in the Legion Hall and Shelter Island School. (more…)

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09/24/15 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Town Engineer John Cronin has been assigned to attend a conference on septic system upgrades.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Town Engineer John Cronin has been assigned to attend a conference on septic system upgrades.

The East End Supervisors and Mayors Association (EESMA) is pushing an initiative with county and state officials to approve advanced septic systems for homeowners.

New technology is in place, with 19 homes around the county testing newly designed systems. On Shelter Island, two initiatives for upgrades to septic systems — at the American Legion Hall and at Sylvester Manor — have received financial support. (more…)

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03/18/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | American Legion Hall in the Center is almost certain to receive a state-of-the-art septic system with the help of Suffolk County.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | American Legion Hall in the Center is almost certain to receive a state-of-the-art septic system with the help of Suffolk County.

Two for two.

That’s the score for Shelter Island applying for support in the ongoing battle to preserve the quality of ground water and the health of creeks and surrounding bays. (more…)

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02/11/15 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Town Engineer John Cronin outlined a project to the Town Board Tuesday to revamp the septic system at the American Legion Hall.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Town Engineer John Cronin outlined a project to the Town Board Tuesday to revamp the septic system at the American Legion Hall.

The Town Board acted decisively Tuesday on two issues affecting the infrastructure of the Island. (more…)