08/26/18 11:00am
PETER REICH PHOTO A water-colored dawn.

PETER REICH PHOTO

Two East Enders deeply committed to the environment — actor Alec Baldwin and marine scientist Kevin McAllister, founding president of the Sag Harbor-based organization Defend H20 — presented a program last week titled “Living on the Edge in the Face of Climate Change.” (more…)

11/25/17 3:00pm
PETER REICH PHOTO A water-colored dawn.

PETER REICH PHOTO A water-colored dawn.

Suffolk County government has, at long last, embraced the “advanced” wastewater treatment systems that remove substantial amounts of nitrogen that leach from traditional cesspools. (more…)

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09/08/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Ban the phones
To the Editor:
I am a retired teacher who taught at the Shelter Island School from 1976 until 2015.

There have been many changes at the school over the years that have reflected the times. When I started working at the school, all the doors were open for students, staff, parents and visitors, but several years ago the doors were locked, and a secured entrance was established to protect the children. This was inconvenient yet needed. (more…)

03/11/17 8:00am
BEVERELA WALZ Scallopers on Coecles Harbor.

BEVERELA WALZ Scallopers on Coecles Harbor.

The Town of East Hampton is moving ahead with a program to provide financial assistance to homeowners and businesses to upgrade their cesspool systems with new technology that drastically reduces nitrogen discharges.

It’s a program that should be countywide, and could be through a bill authored by Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag harbor). (more…)

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05/09/16 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Jane Richards  picking up garbage at Mashomack  a year ago as part of the International Coastal Cleanup. More than 180 plastic pieces were collected, many from plastic bags.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Jane Richards picking up garbage at Mashomack last year as part of the International Coastal Cleanup. More than 180 plastic pieces were collected, many from plastic bags.

Suffolk County residents hoping for a decision regarding a proposed ban on single-use plastic bags at retail stores across the county will have to keep waiting.

During a May 5 meeting at the County Center in Riverside, the Suffolk County Legislature Health Committee voted unanimously to table a resolution on the bill, which was introduced in early March, but has not come to a vote. (more…)