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Brookhaven seeks to settle Covanta whistleblower lawsuit for $1 million

The Town of Brookhaven has agreed to accept $1 million from Covanta to settle a lawsuit by a former Covanta employee on behalf of the town over the alleged composition of the ash the company dumped …

On Friday, June 14, Brookhaven Town supervisor Dan Panico, Brookhaven Highway superintendent Dan Losquadro, Brookhaven Town councilwoman Jane Bonner, Brookhaven Town councilman Neil Manzella, Islip …

About 50 homeowners in Mastic Beach and Babylon will be selected to take part in a test of an Army Corps of Engineers program to elevate homes in flood-prone areas of the South Shore. As many as …

Suffolk County GIS aerial photos of land within the Unkechaug Nation Poospatuck area, near the juncture of Poospatuck Creek and the Forge River, in Mastic, have been released by Brookhaven Town …

Last week, Suffolk County Legis. Dominick Thorne (LD 7) was joined by fellow county officials and representatives of the fire, rescue and emergency services community to announce the passage of …

Last week, Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) declared an “indefinite delay” in the implementation of congestion pricing for drivers entering New York City that was due to begin June 30. The …

The Center Moriches Methodist Church will be hosting a dedication ceremony for the renovation of their 1800s cemetery. The event will be held on June 22 at 10 a.m. at the cemetery …

The Brookhaven Town Board at its meeting on May 16 held off voting on a proposed zoning change for the former Dowling College aviation school campus off William Floyd Parkway in Shirley. …

Suffolk County executive Ed Romaine signed a bill authorizing a $250,000 restoration to the 17th-century Avery Park Property in East Patchogue The resolution, introduced by Legis. Dominick …

Wendy Moore had a hand in helping Sue Wicks develop her kelp farm. She is also doing it for others. “Last fall, I drafted a slide deck explaining the infrastructure needed for …

Sue Wicks tackled 40-mile-an-hour winds straight out of the east with a cold, sleety rain while harvesting kelp on Moriches Bay, the day of her interview. Her kelp and oyster farm, 3 acres, is …

An early spring, and homeowners eager to celebrate it, has landscapers and their equipment out in force, waking the cicadas.  To better serve its citizens and preserve our …

A new law passed by the Brookhaven Town Board on April 4 prohibits people or businesses from dumping large amounts of trash in town-owned dumpsters or recycling bins. First-time offenders are …

It was a new kind of heavy metal event in Shoreham last Saturday. A Metal for Tesla event at the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe collected 329,000 pounds of metal during the first few hours …

A Suffolk County environmental organization dedicated to preserving local ecosystems and easing the regional effects of climate change held their first cleanup of the year on Earth Day Saturday. …

Mastic Beach Conservancy, in collaboration with Relic Sustainability, installed two cleanup stations in local Patriot’s Preserve and Shirley Beach on Thursday, April 11. These two stations …

Featuring 81 etchings from American-Austrian artist John W. Winkler, a new exhibition at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University explores scenes of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the …

This year’s event will take place in the area east from Pattersquash Creek below Elm Road West from 10 a.m.-noon. Previous cleanup events have drawn over one hundred participants and resulted …

A rare New Jersey earthquake ranked 4.8 magnitude on the Richter scale was reported on April 5 at 10:23 a.m. According to Gov. Kathy Hochul, the earthquake hit west of Manhattan and was felt …

Legis. Dominick Thorne (R) recently held a lithium-ion battery safety course at the Patchogue-Medford Library last week, alongside Suffolk County fire safety educators. Thorne has recently …

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