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At a ground breaking ceremony September 23 at Sylvester Manor Education Farm for a wastewater septic system unique to Suffolk County, manning the first shovel were, from left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor), County Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac). Sara Gordon, the Manor’s director of planning and development and Supervisor Jim Dougherty.
The town has taken a major step in helping residents building homes to pay bills to install state-of-the-art, nitrogen-reducing septic systems, as well as homeowners upgrading systems who are doing reconstruction of 50 percent or more of their residences. (more…)
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Al Krupski, left, with a constituent.
Al Krupski is a man of the land of Long Island — a fourth-generation farmer. He’s a champion of open space and farmland preservation. And he well understands the importance of the water table below the land’s surface — the sole source aquifer on which Long Islanders (and Shelter Islanders, too) depend as their only potable water supply. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Exercising the franchise. Polls opened on Shelter Island in the special election for Suffolk County Legislature.
Pictured above, Janalyn Travis-Messer checked in to vote at Shelter Island School this morning in balloting that will result in choosing a successor to County Legislator Ed Romaine, who stepped down after being elected Brookhaven Town supervisor in November.
Southold Town Board member Al Krupski is running on the Democratic line while Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter is his opponent. Checking Ms. Travis-Messer’s registration above are poll workers Melinda Carrig and Chris Hanold.
Voting was light Tuesday morning.