Northport Parents Urge ‘Sickout’ Over Middle School Health Concerns

Some Northport parents  are calling for a sickout Thursday over concerns about environmental hazards at Northport Middle School. The most recent complaints about the school involve odors that have been traced to new HVAC units on the roof of the building. But fears about hazards Read More …

Vanderbilt Getting New Wastewater Treatment Systems

The Vanderbilt Museum will get two wastewater treatment systems to help reduce the impact of nitrogen flowing into Northport bay, Suffolk County officials announced Wednesday. The Alternative On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems replace cesspools at the guardhouse and planetarium at the museum, which draws more than Read More …

County Cites Bacteria, Advises Against Bathing at Several Beaches

Suffolk County advised against bathing Tuesday at several beaches Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 57 beaches. The advisory is based on the potential that the presence of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards will Read More …

Op-Ed: Climate Bill Will Transform Power System

One of the final, transformative bills that the New York Legislature passed in the waning days of the legislation session is the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act ‘CLCPA’ This law will transform the way in which New York powers itself, shifting away from toxic, Read More …

Safe Boating Week Gets Underway With Classes, Inspections

Huntington’s Safe Boating Week kicks off Saturday with boat inspections and a class on boating safety. The week of events is sponsored by the Town of Huntington and the Greater Huntington Council of Yacht and Boating Clubs. Supervisor Chad Lupinacci spoke Thursday about several steps Read More …

Opinion: Ditch the Plastic Bags for Reusable Ones

Monday was Earth Day. This month we celebrate our planet’s beauty and all of the wonders that it has to offer, including one of my favorite spots, Theodore Roosevelt’s home, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. However, we can’t take our planet or its longevity for Read More …

Forest Rangers Train at West Hills County Park

Forest rangers from the state Department of Environmental Conservation recently conducted  technical rope rescue training  at West Hills County Park. The training focused on the aspects of both lowering and raising a patient in steep angle terrain followed by a carryout. This training helps prepare Read More …

PSEG Offering Free Trees as Way to Save Energy

PSEG-LI and the Arbor Day Foundation are offering trees to 1,000 customers through the utility’s Energy-Saving Trees program. The program is designed to showcase how planting the right trees in the right location can reduce utility bills and promote ongoing system reliability. “We are pleased Read More …

Protesters Rally Against Development in Centerport

Protesters turned out in the bitter cold Saturday morning against development in Centerport that has many concerned about the wildlife at Mill Pond and traffic safety. The reconstruction of the former Thatched Cottage catering hall, renamed Water’s Edge, and a plan for a 7-Eleven store Read More …

Enviromensch: Dump the Plastic Utensils

Cauliflower steak Cauliflower steak from @thelittlebeet. I can’t believe I hated cauliflower as a child. Now, I can’t get enough of it, especially when it looks this good. Going vegan more than halves your carbon footprint. If you want to save the planet, start with Read More …

Rodents of Unusual Size: Film Screening and Q & A

An unexpected tale involving man vs. rodent hits the Cinema Arts Centre Thursday, Oct.11 at 7:30pm. Filmmakers Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer have produced the quirky and compelling offbeat environmental documentary RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE on 20-pound giant swamp rats known as “nutria”. These Read More …

Updated: Local Storm Chaser Tracking Hurricane Florence

Michael Koch, a Huntington Station resident who chases storms, is in the Carolinas, keeping an eye on the incoming Hurricane Florence. Koch, whose bright blue Weather Going Wild truck can be seen around town, has been planning a trip to catch up with the hurricane, Read More …