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- Concerned Citizens of Montauk on Friday confirmed a new bloom of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, in the northern part of Montauk’s Fort Pond, and has urged people to avoid contact with the water and to keep their pets away from it “due to potential health concerns.”
The newly waxed floors glistened in the empty hallways of the Springs School on Friday as a handful of teachers readied classrooms for the start of the school year on Tuesday, when 681 kindergarten through eighth-grade students are expected back on campus, with another 39 set to attend the district’s prekindergarten program at the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton.
Two large measuring cups of coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax bubbled in a water bath on the kitchen stove on Friday, as Jennifer Decker and Lisa-Jae Eggert of 3 Moms Organics sat at a dining table filling four-ounce plastic bottles with a concoction of witch hazel, distilled water, vinegar, and essential oils aimed at repelling one of nature’s most feared pests.
The National Transportation Safety Board report issued on Tuesday points, as expected, to bad weather as a major factor in the June 2 crash off Amagansett that killed Ben and Bonnie Krupinski, their grandson, William Maerov, and their pilot, Jon Dollard.
The Springs School will receive $1.33 million in New York State grant money to install a new nitrogen-reducing wastewater treatment system, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's office announced on Monday.