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  • Environmentalists urge Nassau to consider plastic bag fee

    Environmentalists urge Nassau to consider plastic bag fee

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:48:07 GMT
    Environmental groups are urging Nassau County lawmakers to consider implementing a plastic bag fee.Environmental groups are urging Nassau County lawmakers to consider implementing a plastic bag fee.

    Environmental groups are urging Nassau County lawmakers to consider implementing a plastic bag fee.

    Environmental groups are urging Nassau County lawmakers to consider implementing a plastic bag fee.

  • Wainscott well water problem could mean tax hikes

    Wainscott well water problem could mean tax hikes

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:07 PM EDT2018-05-22 02:07:30 GMT
    Suffolk County water officials unveiled a proposal Monday night on how to bring public water to Wainscott.Suffolk County water officials unveiled a proposal Monday night on how to bring public water to Wainscott.

    Suffolk County water officials unveiled a proposal Monday night on how to bring public water to Wainscott.

    Suffolk County water officials unveiled a proposal Monday night on how to bring public water to Wainscott.

  • State rolling out plan to combat tick population

    State rolling out plan to combat tick population

    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-05-20 21:45:52 GMT
    The state says it has a new plan to control the tick population and combat tick-borne illnesses.The state says it has a new plan to control the tick population and combat tick-borne illnesses.
    The state says it has a new plan to control the tick population and combat tick-borne illnesses.The state says it has a new plan to control the tick population and combat tick-borne illnesses.

    The state says it has a new plan to control the tick population and combat tick-borne illnesses.

    The state says it has a new plan to control the tick population and combat tick-borne illnesses.

  • Residents have ‘unanswered questions’ about offshore wind farm

    Residents have ‘unanswered questions’ about offshore wind farm

    Thursday, May 17 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-05-17 23:16:43 GMT
    The public hearing will be held in Wainscott to discuss the plans by Deepwater Wind to set up 15 turbines off Montauk Point.The public hearing will be held in Wainscott to discuss the plans by Deepwater Wind to set up 15 turbines off Montauk Point.

    While environmentalists are applauding the offshore wind farm proposed for the waters 36 miles off the coast of Montauk, some residents say there are too many unanswered questions. 

    While environmentalists are applauding the offshore wind farm proposed for the waters 36 miles off the coast of Montauk, some residents say there are too many unanswered questions. 

  • Resident: Drained lake in N. Patchogue puts wildlife at risk

    Resident: Drained lake in N. Patchogue puts wildlife at risk

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:52:58 GMT
    Some residents are concerned that the draining of Canaan Lake in North Patchogue to rid it of invasive plant species will harm the wildlife that inhabit the area.Some residents are concerned that the draining of Canaan Lake in North Patchogue to rid it of invasive plant species will harm the wildlife that inhabit the area.

    Some residents are concerned that the draining of Canaan Lake in North Patchogue to rid it of invasive plant species will harm the wildlife that inhabit the area.

    Some residents are concerned that the draining of Canaan Lake in North Patchogue to rid it of invasive plant species will harm the wildlife that inhabit the area.

  • Water wells being tested over contaminant concerns

    Water wells being tested over contaminant concerns

    Saturday, May 12 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-05-12 21:05:00 GMT

    Health officials say private wells in a Suffolk area are being tested.

    Health officials say private wells in a Suffolk area are being tested.

  • Bethpage Water District to close wells in plume site

    Bethpage Water District to close wells in plume site

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 6:12 PM EDT2018-05-09 22:12:48 GMT
    Over the course of the next 10 years, the Bethpage Water District plans to close three wells located within the Grumman toxic plume site and replace them with new wells outside of the contaminated area.Over the course of the next 10 years, the Bethpage Water District plans to close three wells located within the Grumman toxic plume site and replace them with new wells outside of the contaminated area.
    Over the course of the next 10 years, the Bethpage Water District plans to close three wells located within the Grumman toxic plume site and replace them with new wells outside of the contaminated area.Over the course of the next 10 years, the Bethpage Water District plans to close three wells located within the Grumman toxic plume site and replace them with new wells outside of the contaminated area.

    Over the course of the next 10 years, the Bethpage Water District plans to close three wells located within the Grumman toxic plume site and replace them with new wells outside of the contaminated area. 

    Over the course of the next 10 years, the Bethpage Water District plans to close three wells located within the Grumman toxic plume site and replace them with new wells outside of the contaminated area. 

  • Environmentalists attempt to save Calverton land from developer

    Environmentalists attempt to save Calverton land from developer

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-05-08 22:44:24 GMT
    Some members of the Riverhead Town Board are being accused of trying to steamroll through a development plan that includes housing on a former Grumman site in Calverton.Some members of the Riverhead Town Board are being accused of trying to steamroll through a development plan that includes housing on a former Grumman site in Calverton.

    Some members of the Riverhead Town Board are being accused of trying to steamroll through a development plan that includes housing on a former Grumman site in Calverton.

    Some members of the Riverhead Town Board are being accused of trying to steamroll through a development plan that includes housing on a former Grumman site in Calverton.

  • Public forum centers on offshore wind proposal

    Public forum centers on offshore wind proposal

    Monday, May 7 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-05-08 02:36:19 GMT
    A new blueprint to build hundreds of wind turbines off the coast of Long Island was unveiled Monday at a public meeting in Southampton.A new blueprint to build hundreds of wind turbines off the coast of Long Island was unveiled Monday at a public meeting in Southampton.

    A new blueprint to build hundreds of wind turbines off the coast of Long Island was unveiled Monday at a public meeting in Southampton.

    A new blueprint to build hundreds of wind turbines off the coast of Long Island was unveiled Monday at a public meeting in Southampton.

  • Nassau lawmakers eye plastic bag fee

    Nassau lawmakers eye plastic bag fee

    Monday, May 7 2018 8:17 PM EDT2018-05-08 00:17:20 GMT
    Shoppers in Nassau County may soon have to start forking over 5 cents for plastic bags like their Suffolk County neighbors.Shoppers in Nassau County may soon have to start forking over 5 cents for plastic bags like their Suffolk County neighbors.

    Shoppers in Nassau County may soon have to start forking over 5 cents for plastic bags like their Suffolk County neighbors.

    Shoppers in Nassau County may soon have to start forking over 5 cents for plastic bags like their Suffolk County neighbors.

  • $200K allotted to combat Southern Pine Beetle in Pine Barrens

    $200K allotted to combat Southern Pine Beetle in Pine Barrens

    Thursday, May 3 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-05-03 22:02:30 GMT
    The state has issued more than $200,000 in recovery grants to battle the Southern Pine Beetle – the insects responsible for destroying acres of trees in Long Island’s Pine Barrens.The state has issued more than $200,000 in recovery grants to battle the Southern Pine Beetle – the insects responsible for destroying acres of trees in Long Island’s Pine Barrens.
    The state has issued more than $200,000 in recovery grants to battle the Southern Pine Beetle – the insects responsible for destroying acres of trees in Long Island’s Pine Barrens.The state has issued more than $200,000 in recovery grants to battle the Southern Pine Beetle – the insects responsible for destroying acres of trees in Long Island’s Pine Barrens.

    The state has issued more than $200,000 in recovery grants to battle the Southern Pine Beetle – the insects responsible for destroying acres of trees in Long Island’s Pine Barrens.

    The state has issued more than $200,000 in recovery grants to battle the Southern Pine Beetle – the insects responsible for destroying acres of trees in Long Island’s Pine Barrens.

  • Health officials ask for blood samples after water toxin discovery

    Health officials ask for blood samples after water toxin discovery

    Thursday, May 3 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-05-03 23:33:08 GMT

    The state Department of Health has sent letters to 800 homes in Westhampton and Quogue asking residents to participate in a study that will test their blood for toxins found in private water wells near Gabreski Airport.

    The state Department of Health has sent letters to 800 homes in Westhampton and Quogue asking residents to participate in a study that will test their blood for toxins found in private water wells near Gabreski Airport.

  • Sisters of St. Joseph go green with solar array

    Sisters of St. Joseph go green with solar array

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 3:19 PM EDT2018-05-02 19:19:21 GMT
    The sisters had a solar array installed on their 211-acre property. It provides 63 percent of their electric.The sisters had a solar array installed on their 211-acre property. It provides 63 percent of their electric.

    The sisters had a solar array installed on their 211-acre property. It provides 63 percent of their electric.

    The sisters had a solar array installed on their 211-acre property. It provides 63 percent of their electric.

  • Syosset residents, Oyster Bay officials weigh Cerro Wire development

    Syosset residents, Oyster Bay officials weigh Cerro Wire development

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 10:16 PM EDT2018-05-02 02:16:51 GMT
    They packed the Syosset High School auditorium to meet with town officials.They packed the Syosset High School auditorium to meet with town officials.

    Concerned residents packed a meeting Tuesday night to discuss a redevelopment plan for the former Cerro Wire property in Syosset.

    Concerned residents packed a meeting Tuesday night to discuss a redevelopment plan for the former Cerro Wire property in Syosset.

  • Plans to expand Bayport senior apartment complex faces opposition

    Plans to expand Bayport senior apartment complex faces opposition

    Developers want to build more than 150 new senior apartments in Bayport, but opponents say the new units would be built on land that was never meant to be developed. T

    Developers want to build more than 150 new senior apartments in Bayport, but opponents say the new units would be built on land that was never meant to be developed. T

  • Army Corps project in Long Beach an 'inconvenience' for residents

    Army Corps project in Long Beach an 'inconvenience' for residents

    As the Army Corps of Engineers begins its construction project to strengthen the Long Beach shore, some residents are calling it an inconvenience. 

    As the Army Corps of Engineers begins its construction project to strengthen the Long Beach shore, some residents are calling it an inconvenience. 

  • Long Beach to enforce plastic bag fees starting Saturday

    Long Beach to enforce plastic bag fees starting Saturday

    On Earth Day, residents will start paying a 5-cent free on non-reusable bags.

    On Earth Day, residents will start paying a 5-cent free on non-reusable bags.

  • East End farmers express concern over immigrant labor

    East End farmers express concern over immigrant labor

    Some East End farmers say they are concerned that they don't have enough laborers as the growing season begins.Some East End farmers say they are concerned that they don't have enough laborers as the growing season begins.

    Growing season has started on the East End, but with the crackdown on immigration, farmers say they are concerned that they don’t have enough laborers.  Farmers say about 75 percent of their workers are immigrants, and they make sure they have working papers and documents before being hired. The workers usually live on Long Island all year - others get special visas that allow them to live on Long Island for six to eight months before they have to go back to their own cou...

    Growing season has started on the East End, but with the crackdown on immigration, farmers say they are concerned that they don’t have enough laborers.  Farmers say about 75 percent of their workers are immigrants, and they make sure they have working papers and documents before being hired. The workers usually live on Long Island all year - others get special visas that allow them to live on Long Island for six to eight months before they have to go back to their own cou...

  • Fire Island Lighthouse repairs get underway

    Fire Island Lighthouse repairs get underway

    A project to repair damage to the Fire Island Lighthouse caused during Superstorm Sandy got underway Monday.A project to repair damage to the Fire Island Lighthouse caused during Superstorm Sandy got underway Monday.

    A project to repair damage to the Fire Island Lighthouse caused during Superstorm Sandy got underway Monday.

    A project to repair damage to the Fire Island Lighthouse caused during Superstorm Sandy got underway Monday.

  • Environmentalists: E. Quogue golf resort will pollute water

    Environmentalists: E. Quogue golf resort will pollute water

    Environmentalists say they are outraged at a list of possible pesticides that could be used to maintain a proposed luxury golf resort on the East End.Environmentalists say they are outraged at a list of possible pesticides that could be used to maintain a proposed luxury golf resort on the East End.

    Environmentalists say they are outraged at a list of possible pesticides that could be used to maintain a proposed luxury golf resort on the East End. 

    Environmentalists say they are outraged at a list of possible pesticides that could be used to maintain a proposed luxury golf resort on the East End. 

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