Pool Owners Asked to Monitor for Beetles

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking swimming pool owners to participate in DEC’s annual Asian Longhorned Beetle Swimming Pool Survey. During late summer, Asian longhorned beetles (ALB) emerge as adults and are active outside of their host tree. The goal of the survey Read More …

Butterflies Are Free and a Sight to See

Pinelawn Memorial Park and Arboretum recently hosted hosted a series of butterfly releases  as part of its  community education program. The event was designed to teach about the importance of butterflies in the environment as well as provide a  symbolic remembrance for those who have Read More …

Coindre Hall Boathouse Work Leads to Opposition

​The future of the dilapidated boathouse at Coindre Hall has community activists opposing plans and the work that has gone on so far at the Suffolk County park. Environmental Conservation police from the state Department of Environmental Conservation advised the individuals working at the site Read More …

Oyster Gardening Kicks Off as Summer Season Begins

As the summer season gets underway, the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Protection Committee is eagerly anticipating families to start gardening tens of thousands of oysters in the harbor.  Every year, hundreds of volunteers including students, scouts, church groups, garden members, and families come to raise Read More …

Huntington to Rename Recycling Center

The Huntington Town Board recently voted to rename the town recycling center for Ernesto “Ernie” Modesto Chea a retired  town employee who died of cancer in January 2020. Chea had fled Cuba as a young child in 1966, and came to Huntington. He was a Read More …

Park Renamed for Long-Time Conservationist Joy Squires

The Town of Huntington renamed Manor Plains Nature Park Thursday  in honor of conservationist Joy Squires. The Earth Day ceremony to rename the Greenlawn park drew a crowd of environmentalists, activists, friends from the Elwood school district where she taught for 26 years, and public Read More …

Summer Movie Series Set to Start in July

The Town of Huntington’s summer movie series is back, with residents getting a chance to pick three of the films. Starting July 12 and running through Aug. 16, the series will be shown at either Walt Whitman Shops or Crab Meadow Beach. Movies are free, Read More …

Activists Rally to Support Climate Bills

Climate change activists took their message to several Long Island legislators on Wednesday, including U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, D-Huntington.  About a dozen activists bearing signs called for the passage of climate bills, the New York Climate and Community Investment Act and the federal Thrive Agenda Read More …

Town Moves to Protect Bird Preserve at Hobart Beach

The Town of Huntington closed off the Sarah H. Ruppert Water Bird Park Preserve at Hobart Beach in Eaton’s Neck Wednesday to protect shorebirds during their mating season. Last year, the town began closing an area of the beach and the preserve after instances of Read More …

Letter: Town Must Enforce Coastal Zone Building Rules

A Northport resident has written a letter to Town of Huntington officials about what she believes is a lack of understanding involving the construction of a house in a Coastal Erosion Hazard Zone. Read More …

Huntington Wins Awards for Car-Free Efforts

Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci recently accepted an award on behalf of the Town of Huntington for first place among towns in pledges to commute sustainably for Car Free Day, and 2nd place among municipalities. “We are thrilled to earn first place among towns and second Read More …

Shellfishing Areas to Close for Holiday Weekend

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation said Monday that areas of the Long Island Sound will close this weekend to shellfishing. The closures are imposed during holidays to protect public health from potentially contaminated shellfish associated with increased boating activity in shellfishing waters. Read More …

Op-Ed: Trying to Wall Off Shoreline Will Have Consequences

On Long Island, “incrementally we are walling off the coast with bulkheads and rock revetments,” says Kevin McAllister, founding president of the organization Defend H20. This “prevents nature from maintaining a coastline that can absorb storm energy and deal with storms.” The violent visit here Read More …