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First it was sewage leaks in Mount Kisco due to heavy rains, now officials are dealing with thousands of small white plastic disks that have spilled out into the Long Island Sound due to stormwater runoff.
The Westchester County Department of Environmental Facilities is hiring a contractor to retrieve as many of the white plastic disks as possible which washed out from the Westchester County Wastewater Treatment Plant in Mamaroneck. The disks, they say, washed up on the shore from Rye to New Rochelle.
Lawmakers for several communities along the Sound Shore area are looking into securing a consolidation grant in the hopes of saving taxpayers money. Port Chester Mayor Dennis Pilla, Rye Brook Mayor Joan Feinstein, and Rye Town Supervisor Joseph Carvin are hoping to apply for a $50,000 Local Government Efficiency Grant (LGE) which would explore potential ways of saving money through shared services.
Around the Country
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- Duke lacrosse accuser arrested in boyfriend's stabbing - CNN International
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Around the Planet
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