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07/05/16 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO A new poll sheds light on Shelter Islanders thoughts on single-use, plastic bags.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO A new poll sheds light on Shelter Islanders thoughts on single-use, plastic bags.

Eight out of 10 Shelter Islanders believe the town should ban single-use plastic bags.

That’s the result of an online survey conducted from February through April by the town’s Green Options Advisory Committee (GOAC) using SurveyMonkey, an online tool. (more…)

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05/02/16 10:00am
COURTESY GRAPHIC Results of a poll taken by the town’s Green Options Advisory Committee asking Shelter Islanders about a Suffolk County-wide ban on single use, plastic bags

COURTESY GRAPHIC Results of a poll taken by the town’s Green Options Advisory Committee asking Shelter Islanders about a Suffolk County-wide ban on single use, plastic bags.

A new poll suggests that Shelter Islanders are strongly in favor of a Suffolk County ban on single-use, plastic bags used in most retail stores.

On Friday, Supervisor Jim Dougherty released part of an extensive poll, conducted by the town’s Green Options Advisory committee, on the issue that showed Islanders are behind a proposed county Legislature bill to get rid of the bags by a four to one majority. (more…)

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03/09/16 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Jane Richards picking up garbage at Mashomack in a year ago as part of the International Coastal Cleanup. More than 180 plastic pieces were collected, many from plastic bags.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Jane Richards picking up garbage at Mashomack in November 2014 as part of the International Coastal Cleanup. More than 180 plastic pieces were collected, many from plastic bags.

BY AMBROSE CLANCY AND JOE WERKMEISTER

The debate over whether Shelter Island should ban single-use plastic bags may soon be over. (more…)