05/06/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Mashomack Preserve Director Mike Laspia and his wife Susan, preserve operations manager, are retiring in September.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Mashomack Preserve Director Mike Laspia and his wife Susan, preserve operations manager, are retiring in September.

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It’s rare these days for people to remain in one job, in one place, for more than 30 years. But Mike and Susan Laspia have done just that, with Mike starting work as Mashomack Preserve’s director in 1980, and his wife Susan coming on board as preserve operations manager three years later.

News that they will be retiring this September means the Island will be losing two of its greatest assets. (more…)

10/11/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Plum Island

COURTESY PHOTO | The Plum Island Animal Disease Center

The 800-pound gorilla in the hearing room as local and state officials and environmentalists pushed last week for the preservation of Plum Island was the issue of toxic areas on the island. (more…)