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River otters confirmed in South Shore waters

Seatuck Environmental Association in Islip has discovered that the population of the North American river otter—a mammal once near extinction on Long Island—could be on the …

Recycling and reusing our food scraps is a logical, economical and an efficient way to address climate change as well as local waste management challenges. Have you ever wondered what happens to …

The Mastic-Shirley Forge River sewer project is a go, again.Today, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the utilization of over $40 million in American Rescue Plan money to restore the …

Over the years, since 2006, officials had been unable to come up with enough money to offset costs for residents. But after a deal with the federal government to use over $160 million in funds …

The Nature Conservancy and Defenders of Wildlife want to help government officials implement meaningful solar infrastructure—without disturbing natural areas or prime farmland. Their …

The Town of Brookhaven has been crossing environmental projects off their list one grant at a time. Supervisor Ed Romaine spoke to this publication to highlight some of the recent measures …

When Brookhaven Town announced on March 4 that it was ending its plan to construct a regional municipal ashfill at the Yaphank site, reasons included its cost, receiving only one RFP, and the …

Supervisor Ed Romaine is asking residents to register now for the 13th annual Great Brookhaven Clean Up. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven's Department of Recycling and …

Newly formed Mastic Beach Conservancy last weekend invited residents to stop by the Town of Brookhaven Marina 5 parking lot to help clean the Mastic Beach parkland area and learn more about their …

Mastic Beach Conservancy is rolling out its first initiative: a community cleanup set for Sunday, March 21.  Community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Participants will …

The Yaphank Landfill will close by 2024—Brookhaven supervisor Ed Romaine swears by it. Construction debris will be immediately ended, he said, and ash collection will phase out as the landfill …

The Suffolk County Legislature approved an updated list of environmentally sensitive properties to be acquired in each town on Tuesday. Brookhaven Town has 22 parcels. Five are in the Carmans …

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) laws require the manufacturer of a product to be responsible for its ultimate recycling, reuse or disposal in an effort to increase recycling. Senate bill …

The lack of wastewater treatment throughout some of Suffolk County has led to continued reliance on 360,000 cesspools and septic systems that con- tribute to nitrogen pollution in local …

The Town of Brookhaven Ad-Hoc Committee for Solid Waste Disposal has sent over their reccomendations for review by the Supervisor. The Long Island Advance got …

The Mastic-Shirley Forge River Sewer project is currently starting the advertising process of going out to bid for three of the project components in Phase 1 and 2.The entire project, according to …

In an effort to support local municipality recycling, the Town of Brookhaven is seeking support for legislation that would allow for alternative uses of recycled glass, including pulverized glass to …

Supervisor Ed Romaine and his admin- istration have set goals for 2021, including land preservation, BROOKHAVEN waste management, renewable energy and maintaining a taxpayer-friendly budget. …

County Legis. and presiding officer Rob Calarco is hoping that the newly amended county grant assistance program for installing residential Innovative and Alternative Onsite Wastewater Systems …

In an effort to diminish or eliminate the presence of certain chemicals in drinking water on Long Island, Suffolk County Water Authority plans to construct an additional 56 wells featuring the …

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