FILE PHOTO A farmer plows a dry field last summer during the seventh driest summer on record, according to the National Weather Service. An extended rain deficit has officials concerned.
Long Island has dealt with a very basic problem in recent years: there’s just not enough rain.
And with the lack of significant rainfall recently, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation declared a drought watch Friday for the first time in 14 years. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Legislators Al Krupski and Bridget Fleming.
The Suffolk County Legislature is set to host its first round of committee meetings on the East End in decades, according to Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, who represents the North Fork. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Changes could be coming for parking near North Ferry on the Greenport side.
The Long Island Railroad parking lots near the North Ferry dock in Greenport are free to use and do not feature any time restrictions.
But that could soon change under a proposal Greenport Village Trustees have approved and sent to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for consideration. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | It’s forecast that Islanders will wake up Saturday to the first significant snow storm of the winter.
This winter season’s first nor’easter could bring blizzard conditions — heavy snow, strong gusts of wind and limited visibility — on Saturday, according to the latest weather forecasts from the National Weather Service. (more…)