'I'll Quote You on That:' This Week in Words

Catch up on this week's news through the words of the people involved in making it happen.

Take a look back at this week's biggest headlines through the words of people who made it happen:

"Our concern was that public input would come after the die was cast." - Sid Bail, vice president, Wading River Civic Association.

  • after it became clear to them that a "public workshop" - open to anyone who wished to attend - would not be held for a Route 25A corridor study in Wading River. On Thursday, hired planner Frank Fish, of BFJ Planning, , to be held on Feb. 4.

"You can't fight Mother Nature" - Ann Marie Borghese of n Cutchogue.

  • As Mother Nature continues to hold off the snow on Long Island (knock on wood) and even more, throw in the occasional 50-degree-day, vines - as well as humans - might be confused that it's spring. .

"It’s something that is part of what we do, and we just can’t turn away from it because it’s become complicated and difficult." - Barry Barth, owner, .

  • On the heels of two deadly incidents on Long Island in 2011 and days after County Executive Steve Bellone held a press conference as a result, for holding narcotic-based pain medications. 

"I'm not so sure that towns should be in the energy business." - Supervisor Sean Walter.

  • Following a long discussion at Thursday's work session over the viability of a 270-foot windmill on the town's sewer district property, that the turbine - estimated to cost the town anywhere from $1.8 million to $2.5 million to build - would be a worthy investment for the Town of Riverhead.

"DEC takes this responsibility very seriously, and has historically taken a more conservative approach to pesticide registration on Long Island than in the rest of the state." - Department of Environmental Conservation

  • Over 20 environmental groups held a press conference this week to call for an outright ban - a "zero tolerance" policy - on three pesticides . Farmers said any regulation should wait until the data is analyzed and suggestions are made by an advisory committee on how to move forward. 


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