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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

“That’s a swamp maple,” said Karen Blumer, passing the majestic tree, its elegant root foundations gripping the shoreline of the Carmans River. “And I’m hearing a …

Ten oysters clustered in a circle could be seen at the bottom by a post in front of the Bellport Bay Yacht Club.  Talk about a serendipitous photo op! “This is a very rewarding …

Mayor Ray Fell said the board has started discussing installing electric car chargers.“We have the public parking lot space and down at the marina,” he said for possible future …

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 …

Kathy and Ken Weiss, from Bellport, were charging up their new Audi SUV e-Tron in Patchogue Village’s parking lot on Good Friday, when Patchogue mayor Paul Pontieri and trustee Joseph Keyes …

Abner Monegro had pulled his rented Home Depot flatbed into the CEED parking area, hauled out repurposed wood, and began making raised beds.A resident of Syosset, he knew Eric Powers, the Center …

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 …

The Sandspit Marina bulkhead, that runs from the pier to the jetty, is about to be replaced. According to Brookhaven’s Parks Department, several hundred feet of new vinyl sheets will be …

The Kitzen Construction LLC staffers were down at the Bellport marina at 7 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day to start their work. “The company won the bid replacing the whole length of southern …

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 …

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 Waverly Avenue/County Road 19 traffic circle reconstruction was completed and reopened in October 2020. The $5.5 million project allows vehicles heading west on Lake Street to maneuver south more …

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