In an op-ed appearing on these pages last week, a Democratic Party candidate for the town board, Robert Hanlon, stated that the time to protect water quality is now. Actually, the issue of protecting water quality isn’t new. READ
The recent closing of Veterans Memorial Park beach due to high concentrations of dangerous bacteria should alert all residents of Southold to the precarious state of our water resources. READ
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The Peconic Estuary Program, one of 28 national estuary programs mandated by the 1972 Clean Water Act, will be seeking local input this summer on community areas that residents would like to see restored.(more…)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a pair of new state laws that will allow the five East End towns to use Community Preservation Fund money for water quality improvements for the first time. READ
Gazing out at the Peconic River, Joyce Novak can’t help but ponder its past.
Ms. Novak, newly appointed director of the Peconic Estuary Program, is especially interested in studying how the estuary has evolved. She already plans to go paleo — by examining fossils — to find some answers. READ
The Town of Southold has been awarded a grant of $611,363 from the State of New York under the Lead Service Line Replacement Program. READ
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has appointed Stan Carey of Baiting Hollow to serve on the state’s new Drinking Water Quality Council, the governor’s office announced last Thursday. READ
This summer was a tough one for pumpout boats, which are meant to prevent boat waste from being discharged into local waterways, where it can lead to water quality degradation. READ
In May, as summer approached and boaters began to head out into Greenport Harbor and beyond, the village’s sewage pump-out boat was out of service due to engine trouble. The boat returned to service in early July — only to be sidelined again when a pump failed. Now, as August arrives and the end of summer is in sight, the boat remains out of service. READ