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