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Solar project gets state boost with $3M grant

Funding for Patchogue Village’s Long Island Rail Road parking lot solar carport has been officially secured in the amount of a $3 million grant, after a personal phone call from Gov. Kathy …

The Village of Patchogue celebrated Arbor Day on Friday by planting five serviceberry trees on the grounds of Patchogue-Medford Youth & Community Services. The tree-planting ceremony came on …

The Brookhaven Town Board, on April 4, approved Robo Car Wash’s application for a facade change and site improvements, including replacing existing signage and adding a new retaining wall and …

Equipped with bags and gloves, a group of dedicated volunteers gathered along the banks of East Patchogue’s Swan River to clean up their local waterway. Led by James Bertsch and Tom Kain, …

The Village of Bellport, Bellport Environment Committee, Bellport Garden Club and the South Country School District hosted a tree-planting ceremony in honor of Arbor Day on Friday, April 19. The …

On a rainy Saturday morning, about 40 volunteers from Save the Great South Bay, wearing yellow safety vests, fanned out across two sites in Patchogue to collect trash. James Bertsch, a Save the …

The 18-foot peace canoe looked pretty glorious in   CEED’s Marine Room. Overseen by educational coordinator Karrthik Pitchayan, it was the result of a collaboration with young students, …

NASA describes the eclipse as "an awe-inspiring celestial event that drastically changes the appearance of the two biggest objects we see in our sky, the sun and moon." The events …

Last week, the Brookhaven Town Board set a public hearing for May 16 at 5:30 p.m. to consider an application for a zoning change to build a self-storage facility at the southeast corner of Station …

Congressman Andrew Garbarino announced that he has secured funding for 15 local projects in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which passed last month. Among the projects the list includes are …

On Sunday, the day before Monday’s solar eclipse, adults and families flocked to the Patchogue-Medford Library to learn about this rare event. Library staff guided attendees through …

A rare New Jersey earthquake ranked 4.8 magnitude on the Richter scale was reported on April 5 at 10:23 a.m. According to Gov. Kathy Hochul, the earthquake hit west of Manhattan and was felt …

The Town of Brookhaven has proposed a park to be located on the site of the former Plaza Theater located on East Main Street. The site is currently a vacant lot owned by the town that has since been …

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), recently conducted the first hydrographic dye study of wastewater …

Several trees were removed at the Bellport Golf Club this week as part of the 2023 proposal to continue the removal of the trees causing problems for turfgrass. The existing trees, according to …

The Patchogue-Medford School District is reconsidering purchasing new univents with heating and cooling capacity districtwide. The proposed $85,375,000, bond will be put up during the regular budget …

Suffolk County executive Ed Romaine said he will hold a meeting of officials of Suffolk County’s 10 towns in April to forge a regional approach to handling the disposal of the county’s …

Members of the Brookhaven Landfill Action & Remediation Group had a clear message when they met last week with officials from New York State attorney general Leticia James’s office. …

Plans for building a complex of four warehouse-distribution buildings and trucking terminal in North Bellport advanced after the Town of Brookhaven Planning Board on Feb. 26 approved a site plan and …

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will be conducting the first hydrographic dye study of wastewater …

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