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Patchogue resident Ethan Doutney, manager of operations for the Gino Macchio Foundation and assistant Steven Rafalko, were stationed at the Bellport Marina well before 9 a.m. Saturday morning. …

Suffolk County Legislator Jim Mazzarella recently announced that Suffolk County has received approval from the Office of the State Comptroller to establish the long-awaited Forge River Watershed …

Despite the bad predictions the south shore came out relatively unscathed from Tropical Storm Henri as the storm trended eastward. Below is an update on reopenings and remaining watches in effect for …

The National Weather Service recently announced a hurricane and storm surge watch for southwest Suffolk Counties in preparation for Hurricane Henri.  In it's briefing the weather service said …

Brookhaven Town has officially signed onto the $3 billion Fire Island to Montauk Point (FIMP) project after calls for clarification were voiced in a letter that resulted in a visit from Sen. Chuck …

It’s mid-July and though the weather has been less than ideal, summer is still a time to enjoy. Living on the South Shore, we are fortunate to be neighbors of the Great South Bay. But with that …

On July 6, the Department of Environmental Conservation held a virtual meeting to receive input from the public before they conduct a three-year study on the potential for impacts to groundwater …

On July 1, Brookhaven supervisor Ed Romaine (right) was joined by (left to right) councilman Michael Loguercio, councilman Neil Foley and Suffolk County Legis. Rob Calarco at the site of the new …

The east side of the 50-acre Brookhaven Town property, located at 350 Horseblock Road in Yaphank, is the original landfill cell 1-4, which was capped and closed in the 1980s after collecting years of …

Suffolk County Water Authority crews will be performing hydrant flushing in Patchogue from June 28 through July 16 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. During this process, fire hydrants are …

Coax dad off his Netflix couch on Father’s Day. Or just come yourself. Because the stories and activities waiting to unfold June 20 at CEED’s Summer Solstice and Nature Festival …

Yacouba Sissoko sat onstage before his exquisite instrument, the kora, as little girls wearing pinafores whirled,boys climbed on hammocks, both reaching out to the farm dog, Pinoc-chio. Waiting for …

In 2017, New York State announced a $75 million septic system fund to assist homeowners with the costs to replace aging septic systems allotted over five years; Suffolk County got $10 million of the …

If all goes well, Rep. Lee Zeldin’s (R, C, Shirley) 2022 Community Funding Request would support a Bellport Bay Transportation and First Responder Infrastructure Project that would shore up the …

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 …

The Village of Patchogue is seeking consultation to explore possible relief efforts to unwarranted dumping in dumpsters located behind Main Street on village property. The issue, mayor Paul …

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 …

By 10:15 a.m., at least 40 people were perusing a dozen tables brimming with yard sale articles.“People came earlier than 10 a.m.,” said volunteer Thomas Lownds, who brought gardening …

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

If you have ever wanted to grow your own food but didn’t have the space or resources to do so, the St. Joseph the Worker Church Commu- nity Garden may be just the place for you. Located …

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