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BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Christine Tylee from the Group for the East End brought native pollinator plants and harvestable produce to Shelter Island School’s edible garden Monday where she helped elementary students in grades two, three and five to plant them. The Group for the East End donated the plants to encourage the involvement of the students in maintaining the garden.

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Christine Tylee from the Group for the East End brought native pollinator plants and harvestable produce to Shelter Island School’s sustainable garden Monday where she helped elementary students in grades two, three and five to plant them.
The Group for the East End donated the plants to encourage the involvement of the students in maintaining the garden.

10/11/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Plum Island

COURTESY PHOTO | The Plum Island Animal Disease Center

The 800-pound gorilla in the hearing room as local and state officials and environmentalists pushed last week for the preservation of Plum Island was the issue of toxic areas on the island. (more…)

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10/01/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.

Elected officials from Southold Town and Suffolk County joined several advocacy groups Monday to urge a New York State Assembly committee to preserve Plum Island, which the federal government owns and plans to sell.

“I think it is critical that we join forces and fight this ill-advised sale of the island,” said Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell. “We need to do everything we can to keep it the way it is.” (more…)

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04/06/15 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC | A look at government's actions to ensure clean water for the East End.

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CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC | A look at government’s actions to ensure clean water for the East End.

 Several million dollars in the state’s newly passed $142 budget has been allocated to fund water quality initiatives across New York State, including two projects on Long Island.

Here is a breakdown of water quality initiatives supported in the 2015-16 state spending plan:

NITROGEN MITIGATION

What’s going on?

The state budget includes $5 million in funding to create The Long Island Nitrogen and Mitigation Plan, a comprehensive strategy for mitigating nitrogen pollution in Suffolk and Nassau county waterways.

Why is it needed? (more…)

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03/10/15 8:00am
DON BINDLER PHOTO | A hooded merganser gliding on a Silver Beach pond.

DON BINDLER PHOTO | A hooded merganser gliding on a Silver Beach pond.

When should people interfere with nature’s course?

Now, according to Southampton Town officials, who are distributing a ton and a half of corn to feed ducks that have endured a brutal winter. (more…)