The Suffolk County Department of Health is advising residents to keep their pets — and, for those young’uns looking for a chilly swim — children out of Laurel Lake after a blue-green algal bloom was found at the lake recently by Stony Brook University professors. READ
That the Environmental Protection Agency appears ready to allow dumping of materials dug up from dredging in Long Island Sound didn’t come as a surprise to environmentalist Adrienne Esposito. READ
The fight to prevent Plum Island’s sale to a private developer — an effort local officials have been pushing for several years — received another boost this week from Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). READ
In June 2015, Brookhaven Town officials and the leader of an environmental nonprofit suggested that the state entity in charge of protecting the environment had actually violated its own rules by clearing nearly a half acre of trees in an area that is highly restricted by New York State.
Suffolk County lawmakers and local environmentalists are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject the U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers’ latest plan for disposing of dredged materials in Long Island Sound.
The last time Riverhead Town wanted to tear down the historic white oak on the corner of North Wading River Road and Wading River Manor Road in Wading River, a group of residents urged the town to reconsider. READ
A few times a year, the riverfront parking lot in downtown Riverhead floods during high tide. Sometimes it happens during hurricane season. Other times, it occurs in the middle of winter.
The impact of that flooding can range from the closure of part of Heidi Behr Way, which runs alongside the riverwalk, to the forced evacuation of the entire parking lot.
“It’s part of living on a riverfront,” said Supervisor Sean Walter.
But 13 years after the town’s comprehensive plan called for finding solutions to the flooding, no major effort has been made to address the issue. READ
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a $6 million plan to comprehensively study Long Island’s water quality problems. READ