06/07/16 11:58am
06/07/2016 11:58 AM

BlackSeaBass

Black sea bass fishing in New York was suspended for a month beginning June 1, prompting a backlash from fishermen who say the regulations are unnecessary right now and are only hurting the fishing industry.  READ

03/17/16 3:13pm
03/17/2016 3:13 PM

“What were we going to do? Ask them to replant the trees?”

So replied Brookhaven Town supervisor and former county legislator Ed Romaine when asked last week why the town took no action against the state Department of Environmental Conservation, which it suspected of violating state law by clearing a half-acre of trees in one of Long Island’s most protected areas. READ

03/14/16 9:00am
03/14/2016 9:00 AM

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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.

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06/20/15 5:59am
06/20/2015 5:59 AM
Town officials in Brookhaven say the Department of Environmental Conservation cleared land in Calverton without proper approval. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

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…)