During the summer, considerable emphasis is placed on ways to safeguard against tick bites. Less discussed but also important is how to avoid the omnipresent threat of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac — three plants that all cause the same itchy, persistent skin rash. READ
Just how healthy are North Fork beaches that line the Long Island Sound? Find out in an interactive online map called Sound Health Explorer, which grades Long Island and Connecticut beaches based on water quality and safety. READ
A coalition of environmental groups has filed a lawsuit against two federal agencies in an attempt to block the prospective sale of Plum Island to the highest bidder, federal court records show.
Have you ever walked down the produce aisle at your area supermarket, noticed a “buy local” sign and wondered exactly where the vegetables you were about to purchase were grown?
You’re not alone. READ
It’s tough being a turtle on Long Island.
“Turtle Rescue,” answered Karen Testa last week on the “emergency line” at the century-old farmhouse at 111 Manor Lane in Jamesport, where she and her staff care for the amphibians.
A report released last week by the Department of Homeland Security outlining alternatives to selling Plum Island to the highest bidder has come under criticism from environmental groups.
Peconic Bay Medical Center’s planned critical care tower took a giant step forward this week with news of a $5 million gift from the John and Elaine Kanas Family Foundation.
I love coffee. I’m one of those people who suffers headaches from not drinking coffee during the day.
People like me can now sip on macchiatos with a bit more ease because coffee is no longer considered a possible cause of cancer. READ