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BY SAVE THE GREAT SOUTH BAY Long Island invented the suburban lawn. Fields of green with ornamental bushes brought in from all over the world.  All manner of care was required—watering, …

With the help of Dr. Christopher Gobler, of Stony Brook University’s Gobler Laboratory, Save The Great South Bay presented its annual State of the Bay address during their Fall Speaker Series. …

The L.I. Advance contacted the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to find out more information about State Environmental Conservation officials making an announcement that …

Five days a week at 10 outreach posts throughout Suffolk County, Lighthouse Mission of Bellport serves hundreds of people by providing them with food, groceries, clothing and prayer. Last year …

The process to finally acquire the 11.5-acre historic Avery property in East Patchogue for preservation has been quietly progressing. “We’re working through Phase 2,” explained …

Mastic Beach Conservancy held its inaugural fundraising gala, the Bivalve Ball, on the evening of Sat., Oct. 22 at La Buena Vida restaurant in Moriches. The group honored several local …

The 2022 Statewide Ballot Proposal, proposition No. 1, passed with overwhelming numbers with 69.1 percent of the vote or over 2.9 million yes votes to the 1.2 million no votes on Tuesday, Nov. 8. As …

Recently, supervisor Ed Romaine announced that the Town of Brookhaven’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) has received more than 45 million pounds of recycling material in 2022. It is projected …

It has been a decade since the worst storm in recent memory hit Long Island. Superstorm Sandy, bringing high winds and harrowing storm surge, knocked out power and tested our collective resiliency. …

The Blue Point Civic Association held its October meeting on Monday, Oct. 3 at the Bayport-Blue Point Library. As a special presentation, Zach Sicardi, from the Town of Brookhaven Recycling …

Monday, Sept. 5, Labor Day, there were reports of a large boat beached at the new inlet just west of Smith Point Park. Local photographer Stephen Borghardt snapped these drone shots of the boat. …

It can only be described as a raw sewage smell with a hint of sea. South Patchogue residents, especially those located near the Davis Park Ferry Terminal, are complaining, largely on social media, …

(Mariana Dominguez contributed  to this story) The Suffolk County Department of Public Works is seeking to replace the existing Smith Point Bridge with a new, high-level fixed bridge …

Long Island has always been known as a mecca of history, but just a ferry ride away hides another amazing historical community, the Fire Island Pines. A longtime haven for the LGBTQIA+ community, the …

For spectacular sights and perfumed sea air, a local cruise off Montauk will introduce you to a Long Island sightseeing staple from a wholly sea perspective. The Easy Breeze cruise company, …

On Thursday, May 19, the Mastic Park Civic Association held a meeting, with town councilman Dan Panico in attendance, to answer community questions and update residents about the latest news from the …

According to the New York State Department of Transportation spokesperson, Stephen Canzoneri, all illegally stored items within the State Department of Transportation’s right-of-way near Maple …

The Suffolk County Water Authority is hoping to bring some attention to two taxpayer and water-quality protection bills in front of the state Legislature this session, which wraps in June. S956 …

State Sen. Alexis Weik today announced that she has introduced legislation to provide homeowners with a one-time rebate for home heating oil costs that have soared in the past year amid raging …

Mastic Beach has over 20 acres of wetlands. This swampland is integral to the ecosystem. It provides habitat and stores carbon and water, which provides flood control. On Saturday, April 24, …

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