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.
About 35 years ago, when Dr. Louis Avvento was completing his residency, he decided to enter the oncology and hematology field, which studies cancer.
“I was fascinated by the disease itself,” said the 62-year-old Southampton resident. “We had very little in the way of drugs back then and I was inspired to join something in its infancy to hopefully see it grow.” READ
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
Orthopedist Dr. Bryan Hanypsiak, who joined Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Krauss Musculoskeletal Institute in October 2015, is considered one of the nation’s leading sports medicine specialists.
Every three seconds someone in the United States needs a lifesaving blood transfusion. That means 28,800 people every day rely on donated blood supplies to survive, according to the New York Blood Center. READ
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a $6 million plan to comprehensively study Long Island’s water quality problems. READ