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“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 …

The Sandspit Marina bulkhead, that runs from the pier to the jetty, is about to be replaced. According to Brookhaven’s Parks Department, several hundred feet of new vinyl sheets will be …

The Kitzen Construction LLC staffers were down at the Bellport marina at 7 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day to start their work. “The company won the bid replacing the whole length of southern …

Newly formed Mastic Beach Conservancy last weekend invited residents to stop by the Town of Brookhaven Marina 5 parking lot to help clean the Mastic Beach parkland area and learn more about their …

The Yaphank Landfill will close by 2024—Brookhaven supervisor Ed Romaine swears by it. Construction debris will be immediately ended, he said, and ash collection will phase out as the landfill …

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 Waverly Avenue/County Road 19 traffic circle reconstruction was completed and reopened in October 2020. The $5.5 million project allows vehicles heading west on Lake Street to maneuver south more …

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 …

Last week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced day and overnight camps can begin planning for summer reopening. According to the governor’s announcement, all facilities must submit reopening …

The Town of Brookhaven Ad-Hoc Committee for Solid Waste Disposal has sent over their reccomendations for review by the Supervisor. The Long Island Advance got …

An amended application for Terwilliger & Bartone’s Cornerstone Waterfront at Patchogue project, a proposed 50-unit apartment complex and marina dock along the Patchogue River on Mulford Street, was …

It was an $18 million commitment made in October 2014 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo for additional sewer hookups to homes south of Laurel and Mulford streets. Part of the Governor’s sweeping pledge …

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