04/15/19 2:00pm

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“Saving Fire Island From Robert Moses, The Fight For A National Seashore” is the title of a just-published book by Christopher Verga. It’s about the historic battle to prevent public works czar Moses from building a four-lane highway the length of that ribbon of sand, paving paradise just off Long Island’s southern coast. (more…)

04/06/19 10:00am

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The recent approval by the trustees of Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) for a food scraps-to-energy plant, to be built in Yaphank, links to an original purpose of LIPA — to develop safe, alternative means of power.

LIPA was created by the Long Island Power Act of 1985 primarily to prevent the Shoreham nuclear power plant from going into operation and to further safe energy technologies instead. In its three decades, LIPA has emphasized solar and wind power to generate electricity. The green lighting of the food scraps-to-energy plant marks a move to another form of safe energy. (more…)

03/31/19 11:00am

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Facing each other in the top election race this year in Suffolk County for county executive are the incumbent, Steve Bellone, seeking a third four-year term, and County Comptroller John M. Kennedy, Jr., who has served in various positions in Suffolk government for 33 years. (more…)

03/24/19 8:00am

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Spring is here and with it the sweet songs of birds, the rush of warm weather … and the racket of gas-powered leaf blowers. (more…)

03/10/19 11:00am

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When I started as a reporter in this area in 1962, my newspaper, the Babylon Town Leader, covered a story about a woman refused admittance to Lakeside Hospital in Copiague because she didn’t have medical insurance. She returned to her car — and died in it. (more…)