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08/21/18 12:00pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO A hawk similiar to the one shown above will be at the Green Expo in the Center this Saturday.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO
A hawk similiar to the one shown above will be at the Green Expo in the Center this Saturday.

Not so many years ago, the Green Options Committee was battling uphill to bring attention to its concerns about the environment. But as this Saturday’s Green Expo will reveal, a large number of participants and residents will show up at the various exhibitions hungry for information, according to Committee Chairman Tim Purtell. (more…)

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02/07/17 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Police Chief Jim Read shows the lock box where the department keeps pharmaceuticals that residents turn in until the items can be properly disposed of off-Island.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Police Chief Jim Read shows the lock box where the department keeps pharmaceuticals that residents turn in until the items can be properly disposed of off-Island.

Maybe your doctor has changed your prescription, but you still have a supply of the old medication. Or you’ve suffered an injury and was prescribed pain medication but didn’t need all the pills provided. Or a family member has been on hospice care and was prescribed strong pain medication.

What do you do with the medication when they’re no longer needed? (more…)

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09/27/16 10:00am
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO At a ground breaking ceremony September 23 at Sylvester Manor Education Farm for a wastewater septic system unique to Suffolk County, manning the first shovel were, from left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor), County Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac). Sara Gordon, the Manor’s director of planning and development and Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO
At a ground breaking ceremony September 23 at Sylvester Manor Education Farm for a wastewater septic system unique to Suffolk County, manning the first shovel were, from left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor), County Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac). Sara Gordon, the Manor’s director of planning and development and Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

Elected officials from the state, county and town, along with representatives of environmental organizations, gathered on the lawn of Sylvester Manor September 23 for a ground breaking of a state-of-the art wastewater treatment system.

The “clean water system,” developed by Natural Systems Utilities (NSU) headquartered in Hillsborough, New Jersey, is unique to Suffolk County. It will be operational by April 2017, according to Sara Gordon, the Manor’s director of planning and development. (more…)

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08/21/15 12:00pm
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Hippy Hive HoneyBee Cooperative member Sarah Shepherd (left), who has been keeping bees for about five years, will be at Shelter Island’s Green Expo Saturday, August 22 to explain the importance of the bees in our food supply.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Hippy Hive HoneyBee Cooperative member Sarah Shepherd (left), who has been keeping bees for about five years, will be at Shelter Island’s Green Expo Saturday, August 22 to explain the importance of the bees in our food supply.

Advocates of environmentally safe practices are ready to bring green living front and center at the Shelter Island Green Options Advisory Committee’s Sixth Annual Green Expo.

The event will coincide with the Fire Department’s Annual Country Fair on Saturday, August 22, and run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (more…)