Hal Goodale received an $80,000 grant to help him expand the family business. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
Milk, cheese, eggs are staples on any family’s grocery list — and thanks to federal grant funding, one of Long Island’s only dairy farms will soon offer convenient home delivery of these farm fresh necessities.
Goodale Farms in Aquebogue has received $80,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Value-Added Producer Grant program, the agency announced Monday. (more…)
Rust tide caused by Cochlodinium in Peconic Estuary in 2012. (Credit: Bill Portlock)
It’s a well-known story around these parts: One summer, around the mid-1980s, an explosion of harmful algae began to appear, sucking oxygen out of bay waters causing a die-off of eelgrass, shellfish and even finfish.
For the past few decades, the seasonal story has been on repeat — not only here, but in other states along the East Coast. It’s the result of nitrogen and other nutrients leaching into groundwater, mostly from underground cesspools and septic tanks. (more…)
Rhode Island lawmakers were moved to act to restore water quality in area bays after thousands of juvenile fish turned up dead in Greenwich Bay on Aug. 20, 2003. Algal blooms were blamed for the kill. (Credit: Tom Ardito)
Here’s a breakdown of how three states close to Long Island are finding solutions to water quality issues.
Local growers are invited to take part in a daylong soil health workshop Friday at Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center in Riverhead. (more…)
A powdered caffeine product by Nutrakey.
The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued a warning urging people stay away from powdered pure caffeine products being sold on the internet. (more…)
Rust tide, a harmful algal bloom, has been detected at East Creek in South Jamesport. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
For the first time this season, rust tide has been detected in the Peconic Estuary, experts confirmed Tuesday.
Chris Gobler, a marine biologist at Stony Brook University and leader of the Long Island Coastal Conservation and Research Alliance, said the harmful algal bloom has been detected in East Creek, on the north side of Flanders Bay in South Jamesport. (more…)
The Pfiefer community center building in Calverton. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)
Plans to move the Riverhead Animal Shelter to the Henry Pfeifer Community Center building in Calverton have become a bit more definitive.
The nonprofit North Fork Animal Welfare League, which operates the town’s shelter on Youngs Avenue, announced it has signed a lease agreement with Riverhead Town for use of the building. (more…)
Swimmers switched in the relay by giving one another a mandatory high-five. (Credit: Courtesy)
While many opt to celebrate their birthday on the water, no one does it quite like Laurie Olinder of Riverhead.
For the past five years around her birthday, she and husband Bill Morrison have joined family members taking turns to swim the more than 20-mile distance from Mattituck Inlet to Hammonasset Beach State Park in Connecticut.