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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 …

Dan Losquadro (R), incumbent A lifelong Suffolk County resident, Dan Losquadro was raised in Wading River and attended Shoreham-Wading River schools. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in history …

Construction of the new Hospital Road bridge over Sunrise Highway is entering the final stages, according to the New York State Department of Transportation, with concrete being poured on the last …

They popped up on wanted posters all over Long Island and New York State, grossed out hundreds of New Yorkers who often used a broom to sweep them from sidewalks, and they love to hitch a ride on …

On Oct. 9, supervisor Ed Romaine (center), deputy supervisor Dan Panico (with scissor) and Suffolk County Legis. Jim Mazzarella (right, holding ribbon) celebrated the grand opening ribbon-cutting …

Organization leaders from the NAACP, Citizens Campaign for the Environment and Brookhaven Landfill Action and Remediation Group organized with over 40 community members for a protest outside the …

Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone recently announced the county will issue a request for proposal (RFP) for the development of a new Seaweed Cultivation Program in Peconic Bay and Gardiners Bay. …

The William Paca Middle School Garden Club has been working hard to cultivate their crops for summer and fall harvesting. The group, led by Brian Midwinter and Justine Dill, eighth-grade living …

The 2023 Mayor’s Cup Regatta & Charity Celebration benefiting Save The Great South Bay, a local environmental nonprofit, took place on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Long Island Yacht Club, …

Shark bites on Long Island dominated headlines of local and national publications over the summer after five people were bitten during the July 4 weekend. In August, a sixth bite was reported, this …

Suffolk County Police commissioner Rodney K. Harrison distributed reflective vests to pedestrians and bicyclists as part of the department’s ongoing roadway safety programs during a press …

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