A new vaping prevention program is being piloted in Suffolk County schools, County Executive Steve Bellone announced Tuesday.
Citing an “alarming rise” in teenagers who use e-cigarettes, the program, “Vape Out,” will launch in four Suffolk County school districts January 30. (more…)
Susan Cincotta (right) receives the first check from the town’s grant program for upgrading her septic system from Judy Meringer, personal secretary to Supervisor Gary Gerth.
The first Islander to receive a check from the town for a nitrogen-reducing septic system is real estate professional Susan Cincotta for her Midway Road residence.
Ms. Cincotta has a town check for $9,663. Suffolk County approved the payment earlier, and will pay her contractor directly for installation. (more…)
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Aerial photo of the former St. Gabriel’s property soon to be an upscale housing development on the shores of Coecles Harbor.
By a vote of 4-0 with one member absent, the Planning Board approved the final subdivision of “Pandion Landing,” the luxury residential development slated to rise on the shores of Coecles Harbor where St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center once stood. (more…)
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Greg Toner, left, outlined a draft of regulations being created to guide the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board in making recommendations to spend Community Preservation Fund revenue. Member Mark Mobius listened to the presentation.
The newly-minted Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board is moving nearer to seeking applications for grants to assist Islanders installing advanced waste water treatment systems that lower nitrogen levels in discharges. (more…)
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“Perhaps the town should put more pressure on the [county] health department” to get a permit allowing installation of a new bathroom facility at Volunteer Park, said Sag Harbor attorney Mary Whelan. (more…)