What canaries were to coal mines — those sentinels once brought along by miners to warn of dangers in the air around them — that’s what dragonflies are to bodies of water like wetlands and ponds.
New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. on Monday issued a statement supporting the East Hampton Town Board and Town Trustees’ potential approval of the public right-of-way easements needed for Deepwater Wind to proceed with its permit applications in its bid to build the South Fork Wind Farm.
The Suffolk County Health Department announced Monday it has expanded its survey of water wells near the East Hampton Airport.
Already, at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Regional Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center, nurse Rebecca Young, its infection prevention expert, reports she has received almost double the amount of calls for help this spring over last spring.
It was a full house at LTV Studios Thursday night for a joint public hearing before the East Hampton Town Board and Trustees on Deepwater Wind’s request to land the power cable from its proposed South Fork Wind Farm at Beach Lane in Wainscott.
The new taxing district will enable the town to extend public water to a large swath of Wainscott as county and state officials continue to investigate the source of chemical contamination that has impacted the private water wells of roughly 140 homes in the hamlet.
Eastern Long Island non-profit organizations, restaurants, take-out markets and schools are doing their part to chip away at a staggering statistic.
The legislation that would prohibit state agencies including the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation from processing or approving permits or permit renewals for sand mining when the mine is located in a waste facility.
In an interview on Friday, Clint Plummer, Deepwater’s vice president for development, stressed the fate of the project is not at stake when the town board and trustees hold a joint hearing at LTV Studios on Industrial Road in Wainscott at 6:30 p.m.
Town officials declared a state of emergency in Wainscott, earmarking $400,000 in funds for the installation of individual filtration systems for homeowners whose private water wells have been impacted by chemical contamination.
SUNY Stony Brook confirmed this week that cyanobacteria, more commonly referred to as blue-green algae, has bloomed in Lake Agawam in Southampton.
Members of the East Hampton Town Board will be joined by the town trustees for a public hearing on a request by Deepwater Wind to land a power cable for its proposed South Fork Wind Farm off Beach Lane in Wainscott.
Polluted ground and surface waters remain a fact of life here on eastern Long Island, but the good news is many efforts undertaken to improve water quality have been successful.
The Centers for Disease Control recently issued a report warning that tick borne illnesses are rapidly spreading as the Long Island tick population explodes in the spring and summer seasons.
East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc announced Tuesday the town is moving swiftly to create a water district in Wainscott to extend public water to over 870 homes and businesses.