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Another massive fish kill hit the East End last week. The details were remarkably — and distressingly — similar to the first die-off just three weeks ago. A nitrogen-fueled algal bloom ramps up in and around the Peconic River, oxygen levels in the water plummet to zero or near zero, bunker fish swim into the...
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The Nassau County Water Resource Board Must Halt Over-Pumping Newsday’s [May 18, 2015] New York City shelves reopening of Queens wells that share water with Nassau County article is indeed excellent news for Nassau County. But, just because the City has backed-off, doesn’t mean the County’s water worries are over. They are far from over!...
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On December 5, 2013 the League of Women Voters of Southwest Nassau held a well attended meeting on “Hidden Hunger on Long Island” at the Hewlett-Woodmere Library. Speakers from each of two organizations, “The Island Harvest and the Interfaith Nutrition Network” (The INN), were there to give us some hard facts about the people in need that are...
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On September 16th, at 1 PM at the Hewlett-Woodmere Library we will have the privilege of a representative  from PSEG and others from our community to discuss this new partnership in Nassau County and what it means to us as they partner with LIPA under a new, improved business model. The creation of a joint...
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The League of Women Votes of NY State held its 55th Biennial Convention in Albany on June 1-2, 2013. Our League delegates were Alisa Henderson, Peter Rosenthal and Horty Schmierer. Nancy Rosenthal attended as a delegate from the Nassau ILO. While attending the Convention Alisa Henderson took advantage of the opportunity to attend a PR...
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A note from Barb Thomas, LWV Saratoga County, member LWVNY, 1st Vice President LWVNY, Pay Equity Co-Specialist As you know by now, The Assembly passed the entire 10-point Women’s Equality Act on Thursday, June 20. Then, on Friday (June 21) Senator Jeff Klein introduced a hostile amendment (the language of the WEA, codifying Roe v....
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Time is running out to protect and manage the aquifers and water supply of Long Island. The Long Island water supply, the groundwater stored beneath all of Long Island, continues to be polluted, wasted and depleted. Seventy percent of New York State is served by one of the three professional management compacts (river basin/watershed commissions)...
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