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08/01/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Greg Toner, left, outlined a draft of regulations being created to guide the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board in making recommendations to spend Community Preservation Fund revenue. Member Mark Mobius listened to the presentation.

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Greg Toner, left, outlined a draft of regulations being created to guide the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board in making recommendations to spend Community Preservation Fund revenue. Member Mark Mobius listened to the presentation.

The newly-minted Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board is moving nearer to seeking applications for grants to assist Islanders installing advanced waste water treatment systems that lower nitrogen levels in discharges. (more…)

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07/26/17 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A sign posted at the town landing off Lake Drive.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A sign posted at the town landing off Lake Drive.

Preliminary laboratory results have been received by the town from samples taken last week at Fresh Pond, and one finding, according to Town Engineer John Cronin, is “a problem.” (more…)

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06/19/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Members of the new Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board heard from Bob Eichinger of Roman Stone, a Bay Shore manufacturing company, about septic systems Suffolk County has approved for use.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Members of the new Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board heard from Bob Eichinger of Roman Stone, a Bay Shore manufacturing company, about septic systems Suffolk County has approved for use.

Members of the new Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board have reviewed new septic systems Suffolk County has approved for installation.

Beginning in August, the county will require builders of new homes to install one of the new systems. The next county requirement will be upgrades to systems where planned construction will increase house size by 50 percent or more. (more…)

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06/19/17 11:59am
JULIE LANE PHOTO At back-to-back seminars last week, David Brignati of Newport Ventures outlined new New York State building codes intended to save energy.

JULIE LANE PHOTO During morning and afternoon seminars at the library last week, architect David Brignati outlined new New York State building codes intended to save energy.

New state regulations on energy conservation, in effect since October 2016, are causing consternation for architects and contractors and concerns for building department officials charged with enforcement. (more…)

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06/08/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | John Hallman.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | John Hallman

John Hallman begs to differ.

In strong words this week, Mr. Hallman told the Reporter that Peter Grand, a member of the Water Advisory Committee (WAC), had “scared people” when he commented on tests that revealed a well in the Center near the school had nitrate levels above safe standards for drinking. (more…)