News that a potent biotoxin has been found in shellfish in Sag Harbor Cove is not reassuring about the general health of the South Fork’s water bodies. This is not an isolated event: A large portion of western Shinnecock Bay was closed in April after the same micro-organism, which causes paralytic shellfish poisoning. Most people who eat clams, oysters, scallops, crabs, or a host of other seafood that can contain the toxin recover after experiencing facial tingling followed by headache, dizziness, nausea, and lack of coordination.
Voters go the polls Tuesday in their respective school districts for the first time since a state law mandating a 2-percent cap on year-to-year tax levy increases has been in effect. As a result of tough cuts by school budget committees, this is a very different year as far as spending is concerned from those in recent memory.