03/27/15 12:00pm
BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO

BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO

The Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund has never been just about protecting agriculture, or even farms and open space. At its heart, the program that went into effect in 1999 has always been about protecting a way of life the rest of Long Island lost long ago to suburban sprawl. (more…)

03/08/15 10:00am
MICHAEL WHITE

MICHAEL WHITE

Compared to people living in western Long Island, those on the East End are in a better position to recognize the connection between the environment and the economy. The region also has a proven track record when it comes to protecting a way of life. (more…)