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10/11/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Highway Superintendent and Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. and secretary Debra Speeches presented their 2018 budget request to the Town Board this week.

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Highway Superintendent and Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. and secretary Debra Speeches presented their 2018 budget request to the Town Board this week.

With hearings on the 2018  budget under way at Town Hall, numbers have not yet been totaled, but if every request from town entities are granted, spending will rise considerably. (more…)

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09/14/17 4:30pm
BEVERELA WALZ Scallopers on Coecles Harbor. Concerns are on the rise about the quality of ground and surface waters.

BEVERELA WALZ Scallopers on Coecles Harbor. Concerns are on the rise about the quality of ground and surface waters.

Tick. Tock.

The clock is running with less than four months left for the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board to spend $440,000 it was allocated for 2017, or the money will revert to the Community Preservation Fund (CPF). (more…)

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08/22/17 10:21am
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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO A new idea to protect the Island’s ground and surface waters has been voiced.

While the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board pushes forward with plans to offer grants to Island residents and business owners to upgrade their septic systems, a Hay Beach man believes many Massachusetts communities are proceeding in a better direction. (more…)

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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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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…)