Patchogue Village environment committee looking into plastic bag ban

Patchogue Theatre on Main Street. Photo Credit: Michael Sorrentino

Patchogue Theatre on Main Street. Photo Credit: Michael Sorrentino

Patchogue Village’s Protecting the Environment Committee is looking into a ban on single-use plastic bags.

The committee is holding an education and information forum on the subject at Patchogue Theatre, 71 E. Main St., March 18th at 7 p.m.

The committee and St. Joseph’s College are currently conducting a survey about plastic bag usage, which can be found by clicking here, with results to be presented at the forum.

A public hearing on the ban is planned for April 27, Village Trustee Joseph Keyes said at Monday’s Patchogue Village Board of Trustees meeting.

Should a decision be made in April there would be a six-month transition period before the ban would go into effect on Nov. 1, Keyes told the Long Island Advance.

What are your thoughts on a possible ban on single-use plastic bags in Patchogue Village? Talk about in Patchogue-Medford Library’s Facebook Page.

What Color is that Dress?

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How we see an object has everything to do with how that object is illuminated. But our brains have adapted to see white as white whether it’s under harsh fluorescent light or soft daylight, whether it’s cast under blue or yellow light. That’s called color constancy, said Anya Hurlbert, professor of visual neuroscience at Newcastle University. It’s something that Monet played with all the time, painting the color of hay bale shadows purple, for example, according to the light that was illuminating them.

“Monet was exquisitely sensitive to the color of light,” Hurlbert said.

That dress isn’t blue or gold because color doesn’t exist – PBS Newshour

Read on, and have scientists smarter than I explain the intricacies of eye mechanics. Impress friends this weekend with your deep technical knowledge of the day’s great debate. What color is that dress?

If you come to the library this weekend, take a look at our books of Paintings by Monet to satisfy your eyes. Have a good Weekend!

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