Martin Mayer died at age 91 on Aug. 1 at his home on Shelter Island.
Martin was a prolific author, journalist and critic. Effortlessly able to balance work and so many other aspects of his life, he took an interest in nearly everything around him and found a way to write about it.
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…)
Ms. Bergmann’s ‘September 11th,’ a memorial for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 2012, made with bronze, steel and glass fragments from the rubble of the World Trade Center.
Island-raised sculptor and artist Meredith Bergmann’s design has been chosen for the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument in Central Park. These will be the first statues of real women in the park.