By Peter Boody The East Hampton Town Board heard praise last week for its proposal to make payments up front for private septic system upgrades instead of granting rebates after the fact. The board did not, however, vote on the plan — so it remains in the tweaking phase. With nitrogen pollution from conventional and old, often failing septic systems reaching East End bays and ponds through groundwater flows, town and village boards around the Peconic Bay Estuary have been adopting legislation to require and encourage “innovative-alternative,” or I/A, septic systems that actively reduce the nitrogen content of their septic ... by Peter Boody
The Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton announced this week that it will begin hosting a “sensory-friendly morning” the first Saturday of every month from 8 to 10 a.m. Created through a partnership with the Water Mill-based Flying Point Foundation for Autism, the mornings will provide special museum access for families with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders. “Many young children in our community have sensory processing issues that make accessing the wonderful programming at many East End venues a challenge,” said Kim Covell, the president of the Flying Point Foundation, and also an ... 3 Dec 2019 by Elizabeth Vespe
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