Environment

In Latest Relief Effort, ARF Rescues Dogs from South Carolina

Staff members from ARF, as the shelter is known on the South Fork, returned Sunday from their second trip to hurricane-soaked Horry County, South Carolina, with 27 dogs displaced by the natural disaster. On their first trip last week, they rescued 25.

Hurricane of 1938: Old Negatives Offer New View Of Storm’s Fury

Both black-and-white photographs—the first of a house near Lake Agawam, and the second of a home along Meadow Lane—were taken in Southampton Village shortly after the Category 3 hurricane, later named “The Long Island Express,” steamrolled the East End on the afternoon of September 21, 1938.

Hurricane of 1938: Even Downgraded, Storm Had Incredible Speed

Hurricane Nate amazed meteorologists not for its strength or size but for its speed. The storm had sustained winds of 85 mph when it arrived...

As Anniversary Approaches, Residents Share Memories from Hurricane of 1938

“We heard a big bang and, the next thing we knew, the Presbyterian Church steeple was gone,” said Kathryn Gerecke, a Sag Harbbor resident who was 12 when the Hurricane of 1938 swept across Long Island. “It just blew down.”

DEC Calls on Sand Land to Stop Mining at Noyac Facility

After half a century of operation, “It’s not the end, but I hope it’s the beginning of the end” for the controversial Sand Land mine in Noyac, Assemblymen Fred. W. Thiele Jr. told the Noyac Civic Council Tuesday night.

Government Briefs: Blue Green Algae Detected in Fort Pond

Concerned Citizens of Montauk announced that water quality testing of Fort Pond in Montauk last week confirmed the presence of a cyanobacteria bloom, also known as blue-green algae, in a southern portion of the Pond.
U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin

Southold Cedar Beach Creek Habitat Earns Federal Funding

The Cedar Beach Creek Habitat Restoration Demonstration Project will receive almost half a million in federal grant funding, Congressman Lee Zeldin announced this week.
U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin

NOAA Grants AMCS $100,000 to Aid Stranded Marine Life

Congressman Lee Zeldin announced this week that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has given a $100,000 grant to the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMSC) of Hampton Bays.

Despite Preservation, Thiele Says Water Quality Remains At Risk

“Water quality has become the biggest environmental issue out here,” Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. told members of the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee Monday evening.

Osprey Survey Shows Species is Thriving

The East End osprey population has been flourishing, with the number of active nesting sites increasing more than 50 percent in the region since 2014.
U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin

Zeldin Announces Grant To Aid Stranded Marine Life, Funds for Montauk Fire Department

Congressman Lee Zeldin announced this week that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has given a $100,000 grant to the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMSC) of Hampton Bays.

Thiele Supports Wind Study for New York State

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced this week his support for an offshore wind study in New York State.

A Call for Pressure to Shut Down Sand Land

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. expressed astonishment on Tuesday that the New York State DEC hasn’t acknowledged a recent county water quality report as damning evidence that the Wainscott Sand and Gravel Corporation sand mine.

Water Authority Breaks Ground on New District in Wainscott

The Suffolk County Water Authority broke ground Monday morning on a new water district in Wainscott — a $24 million project that will bring public water to 520 homes in the hamlet.

Construction of Stairs on a Ninevah Beach Prompts Wetlands Violation

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) sent a conservation officer to the beach in front of 24 Ninevah Drive in Sag Harbor Hills on August 10 “in response to potential wetlands violations,” according to a DEC spokesperson.

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New Librarians Help ‘Build Community’ at John Jermain

Patrons of John Jermain Memorial Library may have noticed some new faces among the staff in recent weeks — and not only are they fitting into the library’s culture, according to director Catherine Creedon, but they’re already helping to “build community.”

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Southampton Town Animal Control Picks Up Dead Caracal in Water Mill

Acting on a referral from Southampton Town Police, Southampton Town Animal Control on Monday picked up a deceased caracal, a wild cat native to Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, in Water Mill.