What is going on with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)?
There was an era decades ago when Tony Taormina was a champion of the environment at DEC. “Tony seemed to know everything about Long Island’s environment and politics,” as Professor Charles Wurster wrote in his book, “DDT Wars.” Tony was instrumental in the enaction of state laws protecting freshwater and tidal wetlands. He was an invaluable resource for me and other journalists. His titles included director of the Marine and Coastal Division of DEC. There were some others at DEC who also were environmental guardians.
That was then. This is now. (more…)
Timothy J. Bohen
Timothy (Tim) J. Bohen of Lakeview Drive died on May 2, 2019 at the East End Hospice’s Kanas inpatient facility from a stroke and complications of Parkinson’s Disease. (more…)
Offshore drilling rig
Representatives of three environmental organizations got a sympathetic response from Town Board members at the October 10 work session.
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS
The Island was jam-packed with fun events last week as the Green Expo, the Seventh Annual Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce Duck Race and the 55th Annual Art Show and Craft Fair all took place over the weekend.
COURTESY SYLVESTER MANOR EDUCATIONAL FARM
On Saturday, August 25 at 6 p.m. at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm’s Windmill Field, the second annual Cocktail Party at the Windmill will take place.
Shelter Island events and activities.