07/19/19 4:30pm

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My dog Mabel is a canine archaeologist.

She’ll dig in the yard, stick her snout as far into her test-hole as she can shove it, snort violently, and then dig even more furiously. I think she’s on to something, because the archaeologists who dug up the yard at Sylvester Manor (“Uncovering the enduring past,” July 4) a couple of weeks ago were also having the time of their lives, and were as proud of the ring, spoon, pipe stem and miscellaneous other artifacts they found as Mabel is of that sharp brownish thing she had in her mouth. (more…)

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JULIE LANE PHOTO Irene Fisher of the United States Geological Survey told members of the Water Advisory Committee Monday night that new studies would provide information on water quality.

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Irene Fisher of the United States Geological Survey told members of the Water Advisory Committee Monday night that new studies would provide information on water quality.

In an effort to inform Islanders about the quality of their drinking water, it appears possible the Town Board will allocate as much as $46,000 in its next budget for United States Geological Survey experts to begin compiling data. (more…)