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Long Islanders will face “serious problems” with their drinking water come 2050 if action isn’t taken now to remedy a groundwater contamination dilemma that has significantly increased within an 18-year time period, environmentalists warned Monday.
Page 1, Posted online June 7
Everyone’s wild about Harry. That was evident during Friday evening’s senior prom at the Southold Human Resources Center in Mattituck when Harry Poulos, 83, of Greenport, was elected senior prom king. He absolutely commanded the dance floor, jitterbugging with Mattituck High School senior Rebecca Smith, who did her best to keep with the octogenarian.
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Along with ripe pumpkins, corn mazes and heavy traffic, another sure sign of autumn in Southold is the springing up of election campaign signs on roadsides from Laurel to Orient.
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The New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, has ruled that a state statute giving the Fishers Island town justice a seat on the Town Board is a rational approach to providing legislative representation to islanders who live closer to Connecticut than they do to the North Fork.
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When interviewing with Southold Democrats earlier this year, town trustee candidate Steve Brautigam was honest and up-front about his drunk driving arrest in Mattituck two years ago, and in nominating the Laurel resident to run in November the party does not see the arrest as a political liability or a negative reflection on his ability to serve, town Democratic chairman Art Tillman said this week.
Page 3, posted online June 9
When Mattituck Fire Chief Sam Bail raced around the corner from his home and pulled two elderly people from a burning house a year ago he certainly wasn’t expecting a medal for his efforts.
Page 4, posted online June 8
As the local-food trend began to take firm root on the North Fork, a young farmer-turned-brewer in Peconic decided this spring to make his mark on the movement.
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We’re very lucky to live in a place where water — the fresh kind, for drinking — is generally plentiful. We live in a maritime climate with no shortage of rain falling onto sandy soil that soaks it up like a sponge. Quality, not quantity, is the issue and has been since the landmark 208 study released in 1977 first identified threats to our surface waters and groundwater supplies.
THIS JUST IN: Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced that his office is completing a comprehensive review of the rising cost of gasoline in the New York metropolitan area, including Long Island.
No matter what the Mattituck baseball team did in Tuesday’s Class B Regional Final at Pace University’s Westchester Campus, Section I champion Briarcliff seemed to have an answer.
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Perhaps there was a question in other people’s minds over who would be the Mattituck Tuckers’ starting pitcher on Sunday, but Steve Ascher was never in doubt.
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