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While Government Butts Heads, Mecox Bay Suffers

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Jennifer Halsey, whose family runs The Milk Pail apple farm lost a row of apple trees that died because the soil they were planted in decades ago is now perpetually saturated from the high water level in Mecox Bay.

Jennifer Halsey, whose family runs The Milk Pail apple farm lost a row of apple trees that died because the soil they were planted in decades ago is now perpetually saturated from the high water level in Mecox Bay.

Soft clams and oysters that used to drive a million-dollar fishery in Mecox Bay have died or become worthless because of low salinitiy levels in the bay.

Soft clams and oysters that used to drive a million-dollar fishery in Mecox Bay have died or become worthless because of low salinitiy levels in the bay. Greg Wehner

authorMichael Wright on Jun 23, 2021
Years of bureaucratic tangles involving Southampton Town officials and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has led to a breakdown in management of Mecox Bay’s waters that is... more

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