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09/06/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

A suspected carcinogen in Suffolk County water from some personal care and household cleaning products could affect Shelter Island’s water supply. (more…)

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08/18/15 2:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY A resident weighs in on the continuing controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

AMBROSE CLANCY A resident weighed in this week  on the continuing controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

To be clear
To the Editor:
The quality of our drinking water is one of the highest concerns for Shelter Islanders. In response to several letters that appeared in the Shelter Island Reporter last week, I should clarify a few points. While Islanders don’t actually drink pond water, Fresh Pond is part of the same aquifer that we do get our drinking water from.

As our Town Engineer John Cronin states: “…the town could ultimately decide that the aquifer (and Fresh Pond is actually an opening into the aquifer) is part of town infrastructure as it supplies drinking water …” (more…)

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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…)