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11/12/14 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO " Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman, (I-Montauk), who represents Shelter Island, is looking into money dedicated for pure water.

COURTESY PHOTO  Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman, (I-Montauk), who represents Shelter Island, is looking into money dedicated for pure water.

Follow the money.

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk), and his colleagues did just that and found that a safe water law was getting the short end of the stick when it came to funds. (more…)

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08/26/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dragging for ticks at Mashomack to count the insects. Soon there will be an app to provide all you need to know aboutt ticks.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dragging for ticks at Mashomack to count the insects. Soon there will be an app to provide all you need to know aboutt ticks.

Is that a tick, a chigger or a tiny spider?

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is working on creating a handy smartphone app to help East Enders get an answer to that question and many others with the touch of a button. (Spoiler alert: There are no chiggers on Long Island.) (more…)

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07/08/14 8:00am

 

COURTESY PHOTO | Plum Island

COURTESY PHOTO | Plum Island

New York lawmakers have joined forces with representatives from Connecticut to push for a new proposal they hope will permanently protect Plum Island by transferring the land to another federal agency instead of selling it to the highest bidder. (more…)

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04/23/14 10:16am
COURTESY PHOTO | Face-to-face with a mute swan. These birds can be aggressive during their nesting period, which runs from late March to early April.

COURTESY PHOTO |
Face-to-face with a mute swan. These birds can be aggressive during their nesting period, which runs from late March to early April.

Stakeholders on both sides of a life-or-death debate met in Albany last Thursday to discuss the future of the mute swan, an invasive species on the cusp of widespread population growth in New York.

There are approximately 2,200 mute swans in the state, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation, which are expected to reproduce at a rate of 13 to 20 percent annually. (more…)