The weather has been pretty nice. Actually, it’s been very good weather for strawberries — not a lot of rain or really hot days. If everything stays on course the strawberries should be around for a while. Cucumbers and zucchini will be arriving soon, with raspberries and blueberries also just around the corner. Stay tuned! (more…)
Town officials in Brookhaven say the Department of Environmental Conservation cleared land in Calverton without proper approval. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Normally, the state Department of Environmental Conservation is the entity saying that a developer or municipality is in violation of state environmental regulations.
But now, officials from Brookhaven Town are claiming the DEC violated its own regulations by more than tripling the size of a DEC boat launching site in Calverton, a site that’s located the core preservation area of the Pine Barrens, where development is greatly restricted. (more…)
Mark Burns, a second-grade student at Riley Avenue Elementary School, with his science fair project (Credit: BNL courtesy)
Riley Avenue Elementary School student Mark Burns earned first place honors at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Elementary School Science Fair last month. (more…)
I hope everyone is well and enjoying the warm weather, which has brought on the strawberries. As of Sunday — when it didn’t rain — they were awesome. Many ask me how long the strawberries will last and I say it’s up to Mother Nature. If it becomes too hot or rains a lot then they don’t last. So get out there and pick some and throw a bunch in the freezer. (more…)
It feels so good to be warm again, doesn’t it? Leaving the bedroom window open at night and not having a frozen nose when you wake up in the morning is such a joy. The strawberries, however, are going to be a little late this year due to the cooler spring temps but they’re looking good. In the meantime, eat your spinach, asparagus and lettuce. (more…)
Friends load a motorcycle onto a trailer after a couple was injured riding on Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
A couple was injured Sunday afternoon when the motorcycle they were riding on skidded out after they attempted to avoid striking an SUV making a turn off Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow, Riverhead Town police said. (more…)
Deana Rayburn of North Fork Crunch. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
At the Stony Brook Incubator in Calverton, entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality.
With the mentoring they receive and education in food preparation, they prepare, package and move their products onto store shelves. (more…)
It feels good out there! Local asparagus is everywhere and many more local veggies will follow. Also, the strawberries are blooming!