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02/20/18 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Town Engineer John Cronin (center) told the Water Quality Board he anticipates the money the Public Works Department is seeking to complete the Wades Beach bathroom project is unlikely to change unless the Suffolk County Department of Health Services requires two parallel units instead of the one planned. Listening are Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. (left) and septic system installer Peder Larsen of Shelter Island Sand, Gravel & Contracting.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Town Engineer John Cronin (center) at a recent meeting of the Water Quality Board at Town Hall. Listening are Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. (left) and septic system installer Peder Larsen of Shelter Island Sand, Gravel & Contracting.

The Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board asked the Town Board to approve a $20,860 allocation to install a nitrogen-reducing septic system at Wades Beach. (more…)

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01/23/18 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Officials participating in the January 20 clean water forum at the school auditorium. From left, seated, Deputy Suffolk County Deputy Executive   Peter Scully, Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board Chairman Mark Mobius,Town Engineer John Cronin. Standing, form left,  Brokerage Manager Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty Catherine Debackere, Mashomack Preserve Director Jeremy Samuelson.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Officials participating in the January 20 clean water forum at the school auditorium. From left, seated, Deputy Suffolk County Deputy Executive Peter Scully, Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board Chairman Mark Mobius and Town Engineer John Cronin. Standing, from left, Brokerage Manager Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty Catherine Debackere and Mashomack Preserve Director Jeremy Samuelson.

Some 30 people attended a January 20 community forum on Shelter Island water quality in the school auditorium. It was the second in a series sponsored by Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International realty and the Nature Conservancy’s Mashomack Preserve. (more…)

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10/16/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Speakers at a community forum on water quality held Saturday at the school auditorium included, from left, Mashomack Preserve Director Jeremy Samuelson, former town engineer John Cronin and Mark Mobius, chairman of the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board.

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Speakers at a community forum on water quality held Saturday at the school auditorium included, from left, Mashomack Preserve Director Jeremy Samuelson, former town engineer John Cronin and Mark Mobius, chairman of the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board.

“Don’t dig for water under the outhouse!”

The advice is centuries old, but applies today for many Islanders, according to former town engineer John Cronin, speaking at an October 14 community forum on water at the school auditorium hosted by The Nature Conservancy and Daniel Gale Sothebys International Realty. (more…)