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New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced investments in Fire Island Resiliency projects to protect barrier island communities from extreme weather. After assessing the beach damage, …

The authorized project provides for hurricane protection and beach erosion control along five reaches of the south shore of Long Island between Fire Island Inlet and Montauk Point, a distance of …

The National Park Service (NPS) initiated the planning process in 2015 to support a decision on how best to manage the breach that was created within the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness …

Local state senators Alexis Weik (R-8th District) and Dean Murray (R-3rd District), along with 13 other senators, submitted a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul urging her to rescind the electric bus …

Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice Joseph A. Santorelli rejected the Citizens Campaign for the Environment and NAACP’s challenge of Brookhaven Town’s environmental review of the …

Early on Jan. 10, a nor’easter brought in severe rain and strong winds, causing major flooding. Since then, Brookhaven Town supervisor Daniel J. Panico declared a state of emergency effective …

As of last week, PSEG Long Island was restoring customers after strong winds and heavy rain caused scattered power outages throughout PSEG Long Island’s service area. As of 8:15 p.m. on …

The National Park Service (NPS) announced that deer removal operations, approved through the Fire Island National Seashore White-tailed Deer Management Plan, will be implemented during the months of …

Early on Jan. 10, a nor’easter brought in severe rain and strong winds, causing major flooding. Since then, Brookhaven Town supervisor Daniel J. Panico declared a state of emergency effective …

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has declared the Mastic Fire Department substation at Calabro Airport in Shirley a state Superfund site, after the chemicals PFOA and PFOS were …

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. In 2023, …

Earlier today, Brookhaven Town officials presented the storm damage sustained at Fire Island between Davis Park and Seaview after the coastal storm that hit on Sunday, Dec. 17 and Monday, Dec. 18. …

The National Park Service held two information sessions last week to hear from the public about proposals to update the rules for off-road vehicle access to Fire Island National Seashore. The rules …

Looking to save water? The Suffolk County Water Authority has some ideas, including watering your lawn only every other day. That was one of the conservation ideas SCWA representatives …

Scientists at Stony Brook University have completed their assessment of water quality in Long Island’s surface waters for 2023. The findings were released during a press conference held at …

Only about 25 percent of properties in Suffolk County are connected to sewers, compared with three-quarters in Nassau County. That was one of the takeaways from a presentation Suffolk County …

Every year around this time, Brookhaven National Lab hosts the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy (NYWIMA). This year, the academy took place from Oct. 20 to Oct. 27. Over 260 people …

Mastic Beach Conservancy held its second annual Bivalve Ball on Saturday, Oct. 14 at La Buena Vida Restaurant in Moriches. The event, a key fundraising effort for the organization, was attended by …

Save The Great South Bay, a local 501(c)3 environmental non-profit, is launching the South Shore Bays Unified Water Stud y, a pilot program using an innovative water quality monitoring protocol. This …

The 50-acre landfill is Brookhaven Town property, located at 350 Horseblock Road in Yaphank, was expected to close by 2024, but due to space and New York State engineers, will not close until …

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