It’s no secret that nitrogen is considered the leading culprit in the fight to improve the area’s waterways.
Now, following a summer which saw thousands upon thousands of dead fish float up on local shorelines, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is working to develop a Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan (LINAP) to help fight that battle. (more…)
The annual Long Island Agricultural Forum will take place Thursday and Friday, Jan. 14-15, at Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus in Riverhead. READ
An $18 million, 48,000-square-foot Health and Wellness Center — featuring an eight-lane indoor swimming pool, a rock climbing wall, a regulation-size basketball court, an indoor track, and weight training equipment — will be built on the Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College in Northampton.
And those facilities will be available to the public, according to college president Dr. Shaun McKay. READ
Two years, two runner-up finishes on the national stage for the Suffolk County Community College’s Culinary Arts Knowledge Bowl Team. READ
Pastry chef Rachel Cronemeyer at Suffolk County Community College’s Culinary School in Riverhead. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
A new program enables Suffolk County Community College culinary graduates to earn a bachelor’s degree from the comfort of their own home.
Junius Atkins Jr. has been working at Suffolk County Community College for over 35 years. The Riverhead High School graduate, who works in a custodial supervisory role, was recently recognized for his service with a SUNY Chancellor’s Award, one of five given each year. SUNY employs 50,000 people statewide. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)
His trademark shiny black boots have walked the halls of Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus for more than 35 years.
As the longest-serving employee on campus, Junius Atkins Jr. of Riverhead has garnered a reputation as an innovative professional and all-around stand-up guy since he started as a part-time custodian in 1977, when the Riverside campus opened. (more…)
Baggies of Hollywood-branded heroin seized by the East End Drugs Task Force during an investigation into a Riverhead drug ring. (Credit: Paul Squire file)
Tuition and books will be cheaper over the next three years at Suffolk County Community College for students looking to study drug and alcohol counseling.
SCCC recently received nearly $850,000 from the federal government to go toward its Chemical Dependence Counseling program, which “prepares students for employment or advancement in the field of chemical dependency counseling.” (more…)
Emily Espenkotter, 20, and her grandmother, Kathleen Kearney, 66, at Sunday’s Suffolk County Community College commencement in Brentwood. (Credit: Espenkotter courtesy)
Standing tall and proud Sunday in a black cap and gown, 66-year-old Kathleen Kearney moved her tassel from the right side to the left, signifying the completion of her associate degree at Suffolk County Community College — and more than a decade’s worth of hard work and determination.
Before accepting her own diploma during ceremonies at the Brentwood campus fieldhouse, Ms. Kearney kept an eye on the aisle as her 20-year-old granddaughter Emily Espenkotter, a Shoreham-Wading River High School graduate, did the same, earning a degree in early childhood development.
It’s the first time in the college’s history that a grandmother and granddaughter have graduated at the same time. (more…)