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07/28/14 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Fresh Pond swimmers on  a summer day three years ago. New tests have been encouraging that the pond is becoming safe for swimming.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Fresh Pond swimmers on a summer day three years ago. New tests have been encouraging that the pond is becoming safe for swimming.

Fresh Pond is beginning to live up to its name.

Test results taken in May by an independent laboratory contracted by the town gave the pond a clean bill of health, according to Town Engineer John Cronin. (more…)

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04/30/14 2:38pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | John Hallman

JULIE LANE PHOTO | John Hallman

To the Editor
In regard to last week’s article in the Reporter concerning cisterns for potable water (“Cisterns could be solution,” April 24), it should be noted that I had talked to Town Engineer John Cronin about designing a system for Island homeowners whose drinking water was impacted by salt water. (more…)

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04/25/14 3:03pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Irrigation committee member Robert Grosbard wins agreement from his colleagues to begin drafting a report to the Town Board.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Irrigation committee member Robert Grosbard wins agreement from his colleagues to begin drafting a report to the Town Board.

Eight months into an investigation on whether to implement a ban on automatic irrigation systems, committee members will begin to draft a report to the Town Board in May with an eye toward completing most of it by late June. (more…)

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04/23/14 12:09pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Soon to be buried, this tank at a house on Gardiners Bay Drive could be used to hold water or other substances such as fuel.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |
Soon to be buried, this tank at a house on Gardiners Bay Drive could be used to hold water or other substances such as fuel.

John Hallman has kept searching for an answer to provide potable water to those residents who don’t have it.

And now Mr. Hallman believes he’s found a solution that’s being implemented in Ohio: a rainwater or hauled-water supply cistern designed to improve and protect the health of that state’s residents. (more…)