DEC Stops Project Involving Wetlands

The state Department of Environmental Conservation halted a project Monday that was underway at a private property in Halesite. A DEC police officer went to the property at 18 West Shore Road after receiving complaints about the project, which involved work being done in freshwater Read More …

Lawyers Battle at Jellyfish Property Hearing

A Zoning Board of Appeals hearing last week involving the former Jellyfish restaurant in Centerport turned into a debate exclusively for lawyers. ZBA chair Gerard Asher said that the sole point of the hearing was to address a complaint from attorney Darrin H. Berger that Read More …

LaLota Testifies on LI Sound, Asharoken Seawall

U.S. Rep. Nick LaLota, R-Amityville, testified last week before a congressional committee on protecting Long Island Sound and improving the Asharoken seawall. The hearing involved reauthorizing the Long Island Sound Study, which was created  to address the ecological and environmental problems of the Sound. The Read More …

New Yorkers Invited to ‘First Day Hike’

New York residents are encouraged to head to state parks to join in some of the many events planned for the New Year, including joining what’s become known as First Day Hikes.  The 13th annual First Day Hikes program on Jan. 1 is offering varied Read More …

Lewis Oliver Farm Sanctuary Looking to Add Staff

Lewis Oliver Farm Sanctuary in Northport is hosting Santa Claus today as it welcomes visitors who come to see the rescued animals that live there. But the holiday celebration comes at a time that the organization operating the animal sanctuary is eager to find the Read More …

Speaker to Propose Penn Station Changes

Samuel Turvey, Chair of ReThink Penn Station NYC, will be the guest speaker at LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action) on Dec.1. This event will take place at the Candlelight Diner, 56 Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack, starting at 8:30 a.m. The topic will be Read More …

Whaling Museum Plans to Display Whale Skeleton

The Whaling Museum will use a recent Suffolk County grant to further plans to house the skeleton of a whale at its Cold Spring Harbor site. Nomi Dayan, the museum’s executive director, said the $300,000 grant it was awarded will go toward site plans for Read More …

Updated: Town Cuts Down Trees in Mill Dam Park Wetlands

The Town of Huntington has cut down multiple trees in a wetlands area at Mill Dam Park, citing a request by the aviation unit of the Suffolk County police department. The town acted before getting approval of the state Department of Environmental Conservation, which oversees Read More …

State Designates Saturday as Free Fishing Day

The state has designated Saturday as a free fishing day, with no license required. All fishing regulations apply;  see the Freshwater Fishing Regulations or Saltwater Fishing Regulations. The Tacklebox feature in DEC’s HuntFishNY mobile app to find places to fish, including boat launches and parking areas, as well Read More …

Raptor Day at the Vanderbilt Returns Saturday

Raptor Day returns Saturday to the Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport, featuring an exhibit of the birds, and games, photos and more. The exhibit will include rescued raptors, with a bald eagle, falcon, golden eagle, owls, and hawks. WINORR – Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Read More …

Huntington Station Sewer Plan Outlined

Town and county officials outlined plans Tuesday night for  sewers in Huntington Station to improve water quality and provide the underpinnings needed for the  transformational projects proposed through the Huntington Station Downtown Initiative. While the town, county and state have provided $66 million to cover Read More …

Campaign 2023: Democrat Rebecca Sanin Running for Suffolk Legislature

Democrat Rebecca Sanin is running for Suffolk County legislator in the 16th district, challenging incumbent Republican Manuel Esteban. Sanin secured her spot on the ballot after Republicans successfully challenged candidate Sidney Joyner over residency requirements. Sanin served as deputy county executive for five and a Read More …