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…)

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KARL GROSSMAN PHOTO Environmentalists and public officials in Suffolk County would rather see wind farm development, above, than oil drilling off the Atlantic shores.

KARL GROSSMAN PHOTO Environmentalists and public officials in Suffolk County would rather see wind farm development, above, than oil drilling off the Atlantic shores.

By 2030, New York State aims to be capable of producing 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind energy — and create nearly 5,000 related jobs.

The New York State Department of Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) completed an offshore wind energy master plan in January. (more…)

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COURTESY PHOTO  Colonel Return Jonathan Meigs Sr. led the raid to attack the British in Sag Harbor. Photo caption


COURTESY PHOTO  Colonel Return Jonathan Meigs Sr. led the raid to attack the British in Sag Harbor.

On the morning of May 23, 1777, 170 soldiers from several regiments of the American Continental Army crossed Long Island Sound from Guilford, Connecticut, in 13 whaleboats.

By approximately 6 p.m., they were on the beach at the north end of Hashamomuck Pond, what today is Southold’s Town Beach. They portaged their whaleboats over the beach and slipped into the pond, then rowed its length to the point where it empties into Peconic Bay and passed Shelter Island. (more…)