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A roadmap to implement more solar

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

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 …

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 Suffolk County Legislature approved an updated list of environmentally sensitive properties to hopefully be acquired in each town early this month with 41 parcels in Islip Town. “This is …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

Do you practice sustainable gardening methods? Habitat restoration, stormwater man- agement and local stewardship are all part of a “green” lawn. Save the Great South Bay also …

Roughly two years ago, longtime Keep Islip Clean volunteer William Raftery was preparing for a local KIC cleanup event when he stumbled upon a concerning scene. Typically, the East Islip resident …

Keep Islip Clean wants community members to ‘KIC’-off the new year with a donation to the not-for-profit group that keeps on giving. Founded in 1989, KIC is a nonprofit organization …

County Legis. and presiding officer Rob Calarco is hoping that the newly amended county grant assistance program for installing residential Innovative and Alternative Onsite Wastewater Systems …

Tiana Christoforidis and theatre arts go hand in hand, like tickets and the box office. At the mere age of 3, Christoforidis joined the Theatre Guild of the YM-YWHA in the Bronx. It was the …

In an effort to diminish or eliminate the presence of certain chemicals in drinking water on Long Island, Suffolk County Water Authority plans to construct an additional 56 wells featuring the …

Richard Amper and the Long Island Pine Barrens Society were the charging force behind the 1993 Long Island Pine Barrens Protection Act, which protects the growing acreage of the Pine Barrens forever. …

A national initiative to plant more oysters in local waters as a water-quality remedy as well as helping oyster farmers financially is about to launch on Long Island. The Nature Conservancy and …

Roughly 20 residents in the Village of Brightwaters gathered outside near the village lakes Saturday, Oct. 17, to discuss invasive species with mayor John Valdini and village trustee Patrick Fawcett. …

Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone signed historic legislation on Thursday, Oct. 15, to require the use of nitrogen-reducing wastewater technologies in unsewered areas of the county for all new …

The alchemy of nature has a calling some answer if they’re lucky. Steve Kuhn followed the vocation that was offered. The glint of the sun on the water, puffy clouds, warm summer air, the …

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