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10/25/14 12:00pm
 Greenport Fire Department is testing the village's fire hydrants Sunday. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Greenport Fire Department is testing the village’s fire hydrants Sunday. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

The Greenport Fire Department is holding its annual fire hydrant testing Sunday between 9 a.m. and noon.

The only hydrants included in the testing are located in the incorporated Village of Greenport. Testing may cause discoloration of the water during this time frame, fire officials cautioned.

10/25/14 10:00am
State Senator Lee Zeldin (left) and Congressman Tim Bishop (right) took turns a podium in Polish Hall to address questions Wednesday night in Riverhead.

State Senator Lee Zeldin (left) and Congressman Tim Bishop (right) took turns a podium in Polish Hall to address questions at a debate in Riverhead.

Eighty thousand. That’s around the number of 1st Congressional District voters who went to the polls in 2012 but are not likely to cast a vote in next month’s mid-term election.

Although the number of registered voters in the district has grown by about 9 percent since Congressman Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) was first elected in 2002, turnout changes very little with each passing election. In fact, turnout hasn’t fluctuated at all in presidential election years, with about 278,000 voters casting ballots each time.  (more…)