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LI Pine Barrens’ Richard Amper

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. …

Since Winters Brothers acquired Brookhaven Rail LLC in May via its affiliate Shamrock Rail, the waste management company has been looking to extend its reach into a solid-waste rail transfer …

A demonstration at the entrance of Brookhaven Town Landfill on Horseblock Road on Saturday morning was organized by the Landfill Remediation Group. About 50 people attended the protest and listened …

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 …

The Washington Lodge is CEED’s headquarters, and Sally Wellinger, the executive director of CEED, is spearheading the renovation project on South Country Road in Brookhaven Hamlet. “As …

Patchogue Village’s Clean Fleet Policy is about to charge up. The village board approved the purchase of a Chevy Bolt EV from Eagle Chevrolet on Oct. 26 after bids came back. The car cost …

The Brookhaven Landfill, located in North Bellport, will be the location of a demonstration held by the Landfill Remediation Group on Halloween. The protest is in reference to the frustration by the …

With the assistance of community volunteers, Friends of Bellport Bay has reached the goal of planting a total of 1 million oysters in Bellport Bay, in its fifth year of the initiative. Thomas …

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 …

Patchogue Village is aiming to become energy awesome. The village signed a project development agreement last week with Johnson Controls for a detailed energy audit after village board approval on …

The village’s ash trees are in trouble. Actually, trees are just plain taking a hit in the Northeast. Period. But right now, the Bellport Garden Club is concentrating on ash trees; there …

A scoping meeting with the public regarding the Brookhaven Landfill was held last Thursday, Oct. 1, via Zoom to help identify concerns with the proposal of an ashfill. The landfill is slated to close …

In an attempt to be proactive regarding the closing of the Brookhaven Town Landfill in 2025, Gershow Recycling Corporation has applied to Brookhaven Town for a construction and debris permit, …

In the aftermath of decade-old charges for noxious gases emitting from Brookhaven Landfill and into the air of surrounding residences, Brookhaven Town has agreed to pay nearly $250,000 in fines as …

In anticipation of the upcoming scoping hearing on Oct. 1 regarding the Brookhaven Landfill, a group with the goal of ensuring the landfill’s closure prepared its members and others who …

Brookhaven Town supervisor Ed Romaine and councilman Michael Loguercio released a joint statement that outlines their opposition to the auto storage proposal in Yaphank on County Road …

The pandemic has shifted the path for many of us, and it has also changed the journey of the local oyster’s return to the Great South Bay. By returning oysters and oyster shells back …

The mounds of dirt peeking over the fence on Middle Road in Blue Point at the new Bayport-Blue Point Library are an indicator that progress is being made on the former St. Ursula …

Brookhaven Landfill Action and Remediation Group sent a letter to the task force put in place to remediate Brookhaven Landfill regarding a document dated Sept. 10, titled “Regional Ash …

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