Officials at the Naval Facilities Engineering Command said they have no plans at this point to expand groundwater testing of homes near Enterprise Park at Calverton.
Specifically, they referred to the area of Manorville that’s located in Riverhead Town but not connected to the town Water District. READ
Two staff members from Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead rescued seven sandbar sharks Aug. 23 from a basement in Lagrangeville, N.Y.
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
Riverhead Town and the state Department of Environmental Conservation are each contributing two cents per pound to subsidize fishermen hired to haul bunker fish out of the Peconic Bay area. READ
“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
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.
Is this deja vu all over again with T.S. Haulers?
The Riverhead Town Board plans to authorize litigation against T.S. Haulers, claiming the Calverton-based company is illegally sand mining on Route 25 in Calverton. READ
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Hunters in the area will have to wait a bit longer than usual to begin hunting that trophy buck once the bowhunting season commences in October. READ