The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has declared parts of Fresh Pond unsuitable for swimming.
Samples taken recently from the pond and sent to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for analysis have revealed the presence of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae blooms. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Blue-green algae on the surface of Fresh Pond .
Once again, Fresh Pond has been declared unsuitable for swimming by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A sign posted at the town landing off Lake Drive.
Preliminary laboratory results have been received by the town from samples taken last week at Fresh Pond, and one finding, according to Town Engineer John Cronin, is “a problem.” (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Blue-green algae on the surface of Fresh Pond Monday morning near the town landing off Lake Drive.
The Department of Public Works has posted signs warning that swimming in Fresh Pond “may pose a risk to your health. Please refrain from swimming.” (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Town Attorney Laury Dowd reported on a conference she attended recently on the future of coastal communities.
Record heat waves followed by extreme storms, biblical rainfall and destructive winds, sea levels rising up to four feet by the end of the century, Wades and Crescent beaches gone, marshes and creeks only memories, failed infrastructure nightmares, freshwater wells salted out and surrounding bays flooded with poisons. (more…)