Pat Sesto

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Town Environmental Affairs Director Reflects on Plastic Bag Ban’s One Year Anniversary

Enforcement has been uncomplicated, rarely taking more than a phone call for businesses to comply with the program. “People shouldn’t hesitate to report non-compliance. There is no heavy-handed consequence needed – only education.” Continue Reading →

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Plastic Bag Ban is Almost Here; New Plastic Bag Bin Added to Holly Hill

The plastic bag ordinance goes into effect on Sept 12. Businesses who have a supply of plastic bags they haven’t used up can apply for an exemption. A reusable bag drive is being planned and reusable bags are begin discounted at one local grocery store. Continue Reading →

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GFP Top Stories of the Week: November 21-27, 2016

This week we profiled Angela Swift, a local mom, realtor, triathlete and intrepid volunteer. On Monday we covered the Wetlands Agency’s review of an application for 3 houses to go up Lake Ave where there is but one today. On Tuesday a crowd gathered to brainstorm ideas following their disappointment at Donald Trump’s election as POTUS. Just in time for Thanksgiving the PE teachers at North Mianus School got their heads shaved into mohawks for a good cause. Those stories, and more… Continue Reading →

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Residents Blast Proposed Iron Works Development. Wetlands Director: We’re Not Letting the Applicant Skate Through.

“At this time I recommend the agency move forward with the application and resolutely pursue establishing the extent and nature of the contamination and the means to remedy it. This is the most expeditious way to address the contamination and protect the wetlands. If the applicant does not provide a detailed remediation plan, this may be reason for denial.” – Wetlands Agency Director Patricia Sesto on Post Road Iron Works Application Continue Reading →

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