07/13/17 5:55am
07/13/2017 5:55 AM

Kevin McDonald remembers 1985, when brown tide was first detected in Peconic Bay. He was recently married, and he and his wife had purchased snorkels and face masks to explore the bay, where the water color was a “light-colored coffee” and it was hard to see six inches in front of their faces.

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04/29/17 6:00am
04/29/2017 6:00 AM

Over the past year, Southold Town’s engineering department has had “unprecedented” access to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s shellfish lab, allowing for additional water quality testing that could show some previously closed water bodies will be suitable for shellfishing, according to town engineer Michael Collins.

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03/12/17 7:00am
03/12/2017 7:00 AM

Southold is the first small municipality on Long Island to be named a Clean Energy Community, the town announced last week. 

The designation from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority acknowledges the town’s efforts to reduce energy use, cutting costs and driving clean energy locally, according to a press release from the town.

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