03/11/17 8:00am
BEVERELA WALZ Scallopers on Coecles Harbor.

BEVERELA WALZ Scallopers on Coecles Harbor.

The Town of East Hampton is moving ahead with a program to provide financial assistance to homeowners and businesses to upgrade their cesspool systems with new technology that drastically reduces nitrogen discharges.

It’s a program that should be countywide, and could be through a bill authored by Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag harbor). (more…)

01/02/16 8:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

2015 marked the 45th year of the Suffolk County Legislature’s existence, which continued its tradition of passing pioneering laws.

Through the years the Legislature has regularly approved what were first-in-the-state and even first-in-the-nation measures. (more…)

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04/29/15 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO |Brady Wilkins in September 2014, after it was announced he’d be taking over as the face of the Peconic Baykeeper nonprofit advocacy group.

COURTESY PHOTO |Brady Wilkins in September 2014, after it was announced he’d be taking over as the face of the Peconic Baykeeper nonprofit advocacy group.

The search for the next Peconic Baykeeper is once again on.

Seven months after he signed on as the public face of the nonprofit water protection advocacy group, Brady Wilkins resigned from the Baykeeper position last Monday, said Brendan McCurdy, the organization’s chairman. (more…)

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04/08/15 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Kevin McAllister of the environmental organization, Defend H2O, urged the Town Board at its Tuesday work session to impose local laws that would require state-of-the-art technology for septic systems.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO
Kevin McAllister of the environmental organization, Defend H2O, urged the Town Board at its Tuesday work session to impose local laws that would require state-of-the-art technology for septic systems.

Kevin McAllister, the former Peconic Baykeeper and now head of his own environmental organization, “Defend H2O,” went before the Town Board Tuesday to ask the town to participate in a regional effort to protect the quality of ground and surface water. (more…)