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This Week in Review:

$35 Million Loan Earmarked for Riverside Sewage Treatment Plant

A long-term loan from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation could be the key to the future of the blighted Southampton hamlet of Riverside, whose business center has struggled for years do to the lack of adequate sewage treatment.
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Cutchogue

Limo Driver

Indicted in Last Summer's Crash

Limousine driver Carlos F. Pino, 58, of Old Bethpage has been indicted by a special grand jury investigating last summer’s fatal crash on Route 48 in Cutchogue, which claimed the lives of four of his passengers, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota announced yesterday.
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East End

Septic Crisis

East Hampton Could Be First East End Town To Regulate Septic Systems

When environmental advocate Kevin McAllister went to the East Hampton Town Board in mid-January to share his ongoing pitch that East End towns regulate septic systems, he seemed visibly surprised that Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell had entertained his proposal. 

After all, Mr. McAllister’s pleas for towns to exercise local control over septic systems, which are regulated by the the Suffolk County Health Department, have been falling on deaf ears out here for years.

But that changed this week...

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Education

Peconic Community School

Fostering an Enclave of Makers

The Peconic Community School held its first-ever Maker Faire last Saturday, March 12. Hundreds of people gathered in the gymnasium of the Riverhead Charter School in Calverton to build, play, create, learn, innovate and engage in all things Maker.
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Suffolk County

Sports

Second County Marathon Set for October 30

The Second Annual Suffolk County Marathon: Freedom Fest 2016 will be held on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, and will include a marathon, half marathon, and a newly added 5K race. Residents and visitors can register for any of the races online here.
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Southold 

Peconic Bathtub:

Measuring the Peconic Bathtub, with the Help of Citizen Scientists

The watershed of the Peconic Estuary is 247 square miles. It’s 46 miles long and 18 miles wide and contains 453 miles of shoreline and 140 globally and locally rare species. Between 100,000 and 280,000 people live here, depending on the season, but few of those people are scientists who can quantify the water quality in every corner of the estuary. That is, few of them are yet such scientists.

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Suffolk County

Environment

County to Consider Plastic Bag Ban

The North Fork’s hold-out on an East End single-use plastic bag ban may soon be a moot point. Suffolk County Legislator William Spencer of Centerport has introduced legislation that would ban plastic bags at a county level. A public hearing on the proposed legislation will be held next Tuesday, March 22 at the Suffolk County Legislature’s headquarters on Veterans Memorial Highway in Smithtown.

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