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Town officials don’t support Yaphank auto yard

Brookhaven Town supervisor Ed Romaine and councilman Michael Loguercio released a joint statement that outlines their opposition to the auto storage proposal in Yaphank on County Road …

The pandemic has shifted the path for many of us, and it has also changed the journey of the local oyster’s return to the Great South Bay. By returning oysters and oyster shells back …

The mounds of dirt peeking over the fence on Middle Road in Blue Point at the new Bayport-Blue Point Library are an indicator that progress is being made on the former St. Ursula …

Brookhaven Landfill Action and Remediation Group sent a letter to the task force put in place to remediate Brookhaven Landfill regarding a document dated Sept. 10, titled “Regional Ash …

The Canaan Lake restoration project is intended to address the invasive species that reside in the lake bottom as well as the contamination concern. Suffolk County legislator and presiding …

Patchogue’s South Shore Coastal Resiliency sewer project, connecting 500 homes, is shovel-ready said mayorPaul Pontieri. Funding sources from federal Community Block Grant Disaster Recovery …

An application for a solid-waste rail transfer station is before the U.S. Surface Transportation Board. The application covers 228 acres of wooded area in Yaphank, though only 50 would be used …

Legis. Rudy Sunderman, in conjunction with the Nature Conservancy, is surveying Mastic, Mastic Beach and Shirley residents on flood patterns surrounding the Mastic-Mastic Beach-Shirley …

Five Fire Island National Seashore maintenance projects may just get the help they need under the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act, which guarantees funding for …

After a lot of waiting, the project to restore Canaan Lake in North Patchogue is moving forward in its last phase, which will include final touches to bring the lake back for recreational …

The Center for Environmental Education and Discovery’s 2020 Summer Nature Experience program for kids just completed at the 16 Bay Road Post-Morrow property in Brookhaven hamlet. With …

“We’re going to Yellowstone National Park,” said David Vela’s father. Those words and that trip changed Vela’s life. Around the late 1960s, Vela’s dad …

The Town of Brookhaven recently passed a resolution creating a designated management area in Bellport Bay. The area provides protection for shellfish that are planted there, which are part of …

A vacant lot which was acquired by the Town of Brookhaven and Suffolk County last year has been cleared, making way for additional parkland that will connect to the Swan River Preserve next …

CEED, the Center for Environmental Education & Discovery, will be hosting a free virtual event on June 20 to welcome the days of summer. While it is not permitted to gather in person for …

When life as we know it came to a screeching halt with the coronavirus pandemic, the Center for Environmental Education and Discovery’s virtual presentations were already in the works. …

On Saturday, the snowy egret was there. Its beautiful white plum- age puffed out a bit as the visitor approached the small pond along the South Loop trail; then it flew away. That wasn’t the …

The Town of Brookhaven recently passed a resolution that would allow a fish passage to be constructed next to the Swan River Preserve in East Patchogue. The project would allow for fish to move …

Creating a breach at Gilgo State Park? Maybe. An educational environmental event at Heckscher State Park? Perhaps. Those two possibilities were presented last Thursday night when five South …

The Mastic and Shirley sewer project is moving forward, with the next stage coming for homeowners in the community. There will be a set of meetings in March that will allow residents to review the …

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