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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 …

Wendy Moore had a hand in helping Sue Wicks develop her kelp farm. She is also doing it for others. “Last fall, I drafted a slide deck explaining the infrastructure needed for …

Sue Wicks tackled 40-mile-an-hour winds straight out of the east with a cold, sleety rain while harvesting kelp on Moriches Bay, the day of her interview. Her kelp and oyster farm, 3 acres, is …

Friends of Lakeview Cemeteries will be part of the Great Brookhaven Cleanup on workdays, including May 18 and 19. The Patchogue Hispanic Heritage Parade starts Sunday at noon; arrive early …

An early spring, and homeowners eager to celebrate it, has landscapers and their equipment out in force, waking the cicadas.  To better serve its citizens and preserve our …

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 …

A new law passed by the Brookhaven Town Board on April 4 prohibits people or businesses from dumping large amounts of trash in town-owned dumpsters or recycling bins. First-time offenders are …

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 …

Tremont Elementary School launched a student-centered renovation of its courtyard, turning the area into a working farm. As part of the district’s mission to enhance the education of …

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, …

For the second time, the Village of Patchogue has been awarded the Tree City Designation for 2023 by the National Arbor Day Foundation. In order to qualify for Tree City, villages must have a …

Featuring 81 etchings from American-Austrian artist John W. Winkler, a new exhibition at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University explores scenes of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the …

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, April 7, Jason Borowski and the Blue Point Civic Association gathered at the property on Kennedy Avenue and Montauk to clean up the area as part of Save the Great South Bay’s Creek …

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 …

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