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Patchogue hydrant flushing next week

Suffolk County Water Authority crews will be performing hydrant flushing in Patchogue from June 28 through July 16 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. During this process, fire hydrants are …

Coax dad off his Netflix couch on Father’s Day. Or just come yourself. Because the stories and activities waiting to unfold June 20 at CEED’s Summer Solstice and Nature Festival …

Yacouba Sissoko sat onstage before his exquisite instrument, the kora, as little girls wearing pinafores whirled,boys climbed on hammocks, both reaching out to the farm dog, Pinoc-chio. Waiting for …

In 2017, New York State announced a $75 million septic system fund to assist homeowners with the costs to replace aging septic systems allotted over five years; Suffolk County got $10 million of the …

If all goes well, Rep. Lee Zeldin’s (R, C, Shirley) 2022 Community Funding Request would support a Bellport Bay Transportation and First Responder Infrastructure Project that would shore up the …

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 …

The Village of Patchogue is seeking consultation to explore possible relief efforts to unwarranted dumping in dumpsters located behind Main Street on village property. The issue, mayor Paul …

By 10:15 a.m., at least 40 people were perusing a dozen tables brimming with yard sale articles.“People came earlier than 10 a.m.,” said volunteer Thomas Lownds, who brought gardening …

Recycling and reusing our food scraps is a logical, economical and an efficient way to address climate change as well as local waste management challenges. Have you ever wondered what happens to …

Over the years, since 2006, officials had been unable to come up with enough money to offset costs for residents. But after a deal with the federal government to use over $160 million in funds …

If you have ever wanted to grow your own food but didn’t have the space or resources to do so, the St. Joseph the Worker Church Commu- nity Garden may be just the place for you. Located …

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

“That’s a swamp maple,” said Karen Blumer, passing the majestic tree, its elegant root foundations gripping the shoreline of the Carmans River. “And I’m hearing a …

Ten oysters clustered in a circle could be seen at the bottom by a post in front of the Bellport Bay Yacht Club.  Talk about a serendipitous photo op! “This is a very rewarding …

Mayor Ray Fell said the board has started discussing installing electric car chargers.“We have the public parking lot space and down at the marina,” he said for possible future …

The Town of Brookhaven has been crossing environmental projects off their list one grant at a time. Supervisor Ed Romaine spoke to this publication to highlight some of the recent measures …

When Brookhaven Town announced on March 4 that it was ending its plan to construct a regional municipal ashfill at the Yaphank site, reasons included its cost, receiving only one RFP, and the …

Kathy and Ken Weiss, from Bellport, were charging up their new Audi SUV e-Tron in Patchogue Village’s parking lot on Good Friday, when Patchogue mayor Paul Pontieri and trustee Joseph Keyes …

Abner Monegro had pulled his rented Home Depot flatbed into the CEED parking area, hauled out repurposed wood, and began making raised beds.A resident of Syosset, he knew Eric Powers, the Center …

Supervisor Ed Romaine is asking residents to register now for the 13th annual Great Brookhaven Clean Up. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven's Department of Recycling and …

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