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07/23/14 7:55am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A July 17 visit to the PSEG Jamesport substation, attended by Island residents, town officials and PSEG personnel, might have changed some minds about siting an Island facility at the Old Highway Barn.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A July 17 visit to the PSEG Jamesport substation, attended by Island residents, town officials and PSEG personnel, might have changed some minds about siting an Island facility at the Old Highway Barn.

Back to the drawing board.

That’s the reaction of the Town Board after a coordinated and vocal campaign of outrage that a PSEG substation be built in a residential neighborhood at the Old Highway Barn site on Route 114. (more…)

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07/16/14 10:08am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Irrigation Committee Chairman Thom Milton fielded questions from the Town Board Tuesday.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |
Irrigation Committee Chairman Thom Milton fielded questions from the Town Board Tuesday.

If you have one of the town-permitted 109 irrigation (sprinkler) systems, you should be allowed to continue to use it.

That’s’ provided you agree to upgrade it and you may have to certify it, at least annually.

Although still sketchy, that’s the major recommendation from the Irrigation Committee gave to the Town Board Tuesday. The committee has spent almost a year gathering data and debating its recommendations. (more…)

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07/08/14 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Before moving ahead with its recommendations to the Town Board, Irrigation Committee member Robert Grosbard questioned at the July 3 meeting why any restrictions should be imposed.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |
Before moving ahead with its recommendations to the Town Board, Irrigation Committee member Robert Grosbard questioned at the July 3 meeting why any restrictions should be imposed.

With less than two weeks before it presents its final report to the Town Board, the Irrigation Committee on July 3 was leaning toward recommending adoption of regulations for existing automatic irrigation systems and drip irrigation systems to be imposed Island-wide. (more…)

01/06/14 8:06am

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Consultant John Benvegna told the Irrigation Committee this fall that he doesn’t think automatic irrigation systems have much effect on the aquifer.

Just a month before the Irrigation Committee can offer recommendations to the Town Board, members are sorting out conflicting information. (more…)