Suffolk County offered a tour Wednesday of local homes where advanced onsite wastewater have been installed.
It’s part of the county’s effort to encourage homeowners to update their septic systems to significantly reduce nitrogen output, which puts the health of ecosystems and humans at risk. READ
Melanie McEvoy Zuhoski of Laurel sat at the Riverhead Best Buy, waiting while her new cellphone was set up. She’d lost her old phone, probably on the train as she traveled east from the city, where she has a fundraising and event planning business. READ
Christy Hawkins woke up in a panic recently. The Baiting Hollow resident had been thinking about the future of the property at Enterprise Park at Calverton that may be sold for $40 million to Triple Five Group. READ
The Peconic Estuary Program is seeking the public’s input on its Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan, which hasn’t seen updates since it was approved in 2001.
The CCMP is the blueprint for how the program focuses its resources to protect and restore the estuary, which stretches east from the headwaters of the Peconic River and includes several bays, ending at Block Island Sound. — READ
Saying that PSEG-Long Island subcontractors threw an active osprey nest in Riverside onto the ground after telling the state Department of Environmental Conservation that the nest was inactive, some residents are prepared to march in protest Saturday unless PSEG puts up a replacement pole for the birds. READ
For residents in Southampton Town, there’s still time to sign up for the Great East End Clean-Up, a volunteer-based program to remove litter and debris from town roads, parks, trails and beaches.
The 2018 Great East End Clean-Up, organized by Councilwoman Christine Scalera, will take place on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. READ
The budget that passed both the Assembly and the state Senate last week contains an item of critical importance to local school districts: $175,000 for the North Fork Mental Health Initiative. READ
Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned the U.S. Secretary of Commerce in October that if changes weren’t made to fluke quotas to be fair to New York’s economy and commercial fishing families, the state would take legal action. READ