FINS deer management plan sparks ire

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Over the past several years, Fire Island National Seashore has been researching a management plan for the overabundant white tailed deer that they say pose a threat to the ecosystem on the barrier island. The recently released plan has been met with fierce opposition.

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Handle deer with compassion

Story By: STAFF WRITER
2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

There’s a lot of anger right now over how the National Park Service plans to handle the overpopulation of deer that park service personnel say are eating up and destroying the ecosystem on Fire Island. The current proposed plan would in part allow for a hunt to kill in the wilderness area of the barrier island.

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Apartment proposal draws concerns

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last week, the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Chamber of Commerce held a crowded, contentious meeting regarding the future of the former site of Dr. King Hospital on 11 Maple Avenue. Over 200 residents packed inside the meeting room at the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library to hear the details of a joint project by the Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) and Conifer Realty, Inc.

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Tribute to airport’s namesake

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Town of Islip officials recently announce a grant, which will fund the construction of a kiosk located at MacArthur Airport’s atrium that will honor the life and legacy of WWII General Douglas MacArthur.

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Patchogue Village to host 2016 Suffolk County marathon

Story By: NICOLE ALLEGREZZA
2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the second annual Suffolk County Marathon, Freedom Fest Marathon 2016 — which will start and end in Patchogue Village — at the Sayville Running Company in Sayville this week.

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The cleanup begins

Story By: Steve Bellone
2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last week, the Suffolk County Landbank issued a Request for Proposals to revitalize eight blighted brownfield sites, which have been tax-delinquent for an average of nearly two decades. The historic public-private partnership will help revitalize communities by returning blighted properties into productive, tax-paying parcels that would help create jobs and improve quality of life.

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Hal predicts an early spring

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

He’s been referred to as Suffolk County’s most famous weatherman, and on Tuesday morning he did not disappoint. The groundhog Holtsville Hal, one of the more popular denizens of the Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center Animal Preserve, awoke from his slumber at 7:25 a.m.

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Still Contaminated, Big plans for superfund site

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
1/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

An application that was presented before the planning board last week drew a lot of West Islip residents to the meeting. However, while learning about the future plans for the site, residents were stunned to also hear that the former home of Dzus Fastener Company that was deemed a superfund site in the 1990’s and supposedly fully remediated several years later, still had some contamination issues.

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Oil spill in Bay Shore

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
1/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Sunday, a dredging vessel that is moored on Penataquit Creek began taking on water a day after a blizzard blanketed two feet of snow in the area. The owner of the vessel, Village Dock Inc., took immediate action and supportive services were called in to clean it up.

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Gov. Cuomo has big plans for LI

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
1/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

In Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address earlier this month, he announced a wide range of initiatives designed to fix key issues currently facing New Yorkers. These included tax cuts for small businesses statewide, improving water and sewer infrastructure, boosting LIRR services, removing pensions from corrupt public officials, and strengthening counterterrorism efforts. In the wake of Cuomo’s speech, local elected officials offered their personal views on such statements.

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