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Recapping Tropical Storm Henri 

Despite the bad predictions the south shore came out relatively unscathed from Tropical Storm Henri as the storm trended eastward. Below is an update on reopenings and remaining watches in effect for …

The National Weather Service recently announced a hurricane and storm surge watch for southwest Suffolk Counties in preparation for Hurricane Henri.  In it's briefing the weather service said …

It’s mid-July and though the weather has been less than ideal, summer is still a time to enjoy. Living on the South Shore, we are fortunate to be neighbors of the Great South Bay. But with that …

On July 6, the Department of Environmental Conservation held a virtual meeting to receive input from the public before they conduct a three-year study on the potential for impacts to groundwater …

It was hot and humid last Wednesday, but nevertheless, about 40 people came together at midday to hold a vigil for the 200 geese killed at Islip High School on July 1. After making calls and …

Seatuck Environmental Association in Islip has discovered that the population of the North American river otter—a mammal once near extinction on Long Island—could be on the …

Brown’s River Marinas West and East are two steps closer to being fully dredged. Islip Town officials on April 7 approved a resolution which authorizes a capital project agreement with the New …

Heckscher State Park in East Islip not only serves as a natural area on the Great South Bay – it’s also the starting point of the Long Island Greenbelt Trail, a roughly 33-mile hiking …

A set of environmental recommendations from the Islip Town Environmental Council were brought before the Islip Town Board during ITEC’s annual report on April 20. At the regular monthly town …

Community members against the zone change request of developers for the former Island Hills Golf Course held a car parade on Tuesday, April 20 that began in Sayville with a procession to Islip …

The Nature Conservancy and Defenders of Wildlife want to help government officials implement meaningful solar infrastructure—without disturbing natural areas or prime farmland. Their …

Although Seatuck Environmental Association’s annual Eco-Carnival at the Scully Estate has once again been canceled due to the pandemic, the Islip-based group has not stopped its efforts to …

Members of the Atlantique Boat Owners Association have organized another protest at Islip Town Hall as frustrations with the management of Atlantique Marina grow.Following a March 9 resolution by the …

The lack of wastewater treatment throughout some of Suffolk County has led to continued reliance on 360,000 cesspools and septic systems that con- tribute to nitrogen pollution in local …

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) laws require the manufacturer of a product to be responsible for its ultimate recycling, reuse or disposal in an effort to increase recycling. Senate bill …

The Suffolk County Legislature approved an updated list of environmentally sensitive properties to be acquired in each town on Tuesday. Brookhaven Town has 22 parcels. Five are in the Carmans …

The Town of Islip is moving forward on the effort to dredge Browns River Marinas West and East in Sayville and Bayport – but officials have not committed to a timeline for completion of the …

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