A massive and mysterious die-off of bay scallops over the past summer wiped out as much of 95 percent of the valuable and iconic shellfish in parts of the Peconic Bay system
The Long Island Power Authority this week released the details of its power purchase agreement for the planned South Fork Wind Farm
Conflicting answers from the Suffolk County Water Authority is part of Carol Williams's frustration with her periodic brown-water problem, which she says occurs probably three or four times a year, sometimes lasting a day but usually three or four days and on one occasion even longer.
Michele Passarella, a two-time breast cancer survivor, remembers the help the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital offered her when she battled the disease a few short years ago.
The waters of Ligonee Brook saw a once-rare rush of small fish down its shallow, winding reaches last week, as a year-class of alewives dashed out of Long Pond for the tidal waters where they will grow to adulthood.
Marking a milestone in its recent history, the Harbor Committee of Sag Harbor on Monday rejected a long pending application for a wetlands permit that would have allowed a pool to be constructed behind an existing house at 36 Fordham Street, 63-feet from wetlands along Ligonee Brook, 12-feet closer than required by the wetlands code.
No code violations are occurring at the property, according to Sag Harbor Building Inspector Thomas Preiato. ARB Chair Dean Gomolka, also asked for comment, said the building inspector had investigated and found the construction to be “within his tolerances.”
Despite opposition from Southampton Town’s chief environmental analyst, the Town Trustees adopted a plan to manage the Mecox Cut last week, after nearly four years of working with local residents and regulatory agencies to fine-tune its details. But even as it won unanimous approval, issues remain.
The Sag Harbor Village Board this week set a five-year deadline for properties to be connected to municipal sewer lines after the lines have been extended past their locations.
The first “Press Session” event held in East Hampton last Thursday afternoon, September 26, at Rowdy Hall.
Local environmental experts explained five ways climate change is establishing itself on the East End.
As planned, crews erected cyclone fencing on Monday, September 23, to block off most of Long Wharf while it undergoes a $4.32 million renovation this fall and winter. Work is expected to be completed in June 2020, barring severe winter weather.
Fencing to close off most of Sag Harbor's Long Wharf to vehicles and pedestrians will be installed on Monday, September 23 and will remain in place until the $4.32-million project is completed next spring, according to Jenny Lund, the project manager for the engineering firm, P.W. Grosser.
In recent years, the population of monarch butterflies, like 20,000 other species of insects, has declined due to habitat loss, the use of pesticides — and, in the monarch’s case, the absence of milkweed, which is the only plant monarchs can lay their eggs on.
Southampton Town has filed a lawsuit against the State Department of Environmental Conservation over its approval of a permit allowing a Speonk mine to excavate sand from below the groundwater table.