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03/13/18 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dering Harbor Village Hall.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dering Harbor Village Hall.

Village of Dering Harbor Mayor John Colby Jr.’s recent resolution at a meeting of the East End Supervisors and Mayors Association to purchase a pump-out boat was accepted unanimously and $120,000 was allocated from funds available from the East End Economic & Environmental Institute. (more…)

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09/06/16 8:00am
COAST GUARD AUXILIARY PHOTO A view high above Flanders Bay in 2013 shows the discoloration of the water caused by red tide, a type of algae that can kill marine life.

COAST GUARD AUXILIARY PHOTO A view high above Flanders Bay in 2013 shows the discoloration of the water caused by red tide, a type of algae that can kill marine life.

Over the past month, the Peconic Estuary has been hit with one environmental blow after another, a Stony Brook biologist and marine researcher said, thanks in part to rising temperatures in East End waterways. (more…)

08/06/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO  Friday Night Dialogues at 7. p.m tomorrow features a program on how to preserve the beauty of the East End

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Friday Night Dialogues at 7. p.m tomorrow features a program on how to preserve the beauty of the East End

The beauty and uniqueness of the East End is defined in large part by the bays and rivers that surround it. All are part of the Peconic Estuary, which is located between the North and South forks, beginning at the headwaters of the Peconic River and extending to Block Island Sound. (more…)

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06/15/15 12:00pm
CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC | A meeting of minds on the water crisis in the Peconic estuary was held Thursday in Hauppaugue.

CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC | A meeting of minds on the water crisis in the Peconic estuary was held Thursday in Hauppaugue.

Mystery — if there was really a question — solved.

County lawmakers, scientists and environmentalists all agree nitrogen overloading in local waterways is the main contributor to the recent die-off of fish and turtles in the Peconic estuary. (more…)