Educate Yourself

Posted on 21 August 2008

Next Wednesday Sag Harbor residents have an opportunity to educate themselves on a project that is sure to turn their lives upside down over the next nine months. We are referring to the remediation of the former KeySpan site, home of the old, great big, blue gas ball on Long Island Avenue and Bridge Street.

The remediation of the site is no small ordeal. Expect noise, expect to be disturbed and expect to find new ways to navigate around the village. Mind you, we have no choice in this matter. The project is going to happen whether we like it or not.

But you do have a choice in whether you are educated as to what is happening at the site. Next Wednesday consultants from National Grid as well as the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be on hand to answer any question you might have concerning the remediation project. If you do not avail yourself of this opportunity, then you should not complain when the project begins.

Sag Harborites like to be educated on issues that affect their community. So please go to this public availability session on Wednesday and ask a lot of questions. Ask about the possibility of odors emanating from the big tent that will cover the site. Ask about the trucks that will be traveling throughout our village and how safe they are. Ask about just how loud the excavation will be.

Most importantly educate yourselves so you know what is happening in your own community. Is that so much to ask?  

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