A resolution adopted by Suffolk County lawmakers last Wednesday will require the Department of Public Works (DPW) to consider the impacts of sea level rise when constructing and reconstructing county roadways. (more…)
It’s happening. Climate change is hitting this area.
In Greenport, the dock for Shelter Island’s North Ferry terminal is being raised in response to higher tides — a result of sea level rise caused by global warming and consequent climate change. (more…)
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Two East Enders deeply committed to the environment — actor Alec Baldwin and marine scientist Kevin McAllister, founding president of the Sag Harbor-based organization Defend H20 — presented a program last week titled “Living on the Edge in the Face of Climate Change.” (more…)
PETER REICH PHOTO A water-colored dawn.
Suffolk County government has, at long last, embraced the “advanced” wastewater treatment systems that remove substantial amounts of nitrogen that leach from traditional cesspools. (more…)
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Ban the phones
To the Editor:
I am a retired teacher who taught at the Shelter Island School from 1976 until 2015.
There have been many changes at the school over the years that have reflected the times. When I started working at the school, all the doors were open for students, staff, parents and visitors, but several years ago the doors were locked, and a secured entrance was established to protect the children. This was inconvenient yet needed. (more…)