Environment

Office of Congressional Ethics: “Substantial Reason” Bishop May Have Violated Law with Campaign Contribution

A report issued last week by the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) states that there is reason to believe Congressman Tim Bishop violated finance law and recommends the House Committee on Ethics continue to review allegations the congressman’s campaign solicited a contribution after helping a constituent secure permits for a fireworks display.

Schneiderman Clears Turtle Hurdles on Turnpike

By Tessa Raebeck Mark Sypher and his team were in the middle of a construction job when he got a call from Suffolk County telling...

Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum Closing for Repairs

On September 12, The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum will begin preparation for the painting of the exterior of the building and will...

Sag Harbor Village Trustees Commit to Comprehensive Drainage Solutions

Last Tuesday, Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustee members Ken O’Donnell and Robby Stein met to discuss hurricane preparedness in the village. A few hours later, the sky opened up and poured over six inches of rain, once again bringing floodwaters to several neighborhoods in Sag Harbor. A week later, a group of Sag Harbor residents approached the village board Tuesday night calling for comprehensive drainage planning in Sag Harbor. This issue has been before the board since Hurricane Sandy and a nor’easter that followed last fall caused thousands of dollars in damage to homes in low lying and flood prone parts of the village.

Whaling Museum’s Environmental Art Show for Earth Day

By Annette Hinkle Earth Day is upon us. While there are beach clean ups and wooded walks around the East End this weekend, on Sunday,...

Senator LaValle to Host Environmental Roundtable Thursday in Riverhead

New York State Senator Kenneth LaValle will host a two-hour-long environmental roundtable to discuss issues impacting the First Senate District this Thursday, February 7...

County Sidewalk Project on Turnpike Irks Environmentalists

A Suffolk County sidewalk construction project already partially completed on the Sag Harbor/Bridgehampton Turnpike has drawn the criticism of both the Friends of the...

Bishop Talks Environment, Education at Chamber Luncheon

  Standing in Sag Harbor’s American Hotel on Tuesday afternoon in front of a group including members of the Peconic Land Trust, East Hampton business...

Environmental Advocate Named CCOM Executive Director

The Concerned Citizens of Montauk (CCOM) — a non-profit advocacy group that has dedicated itself to the preservation and protection of Montauk’s environment and...

Environmental Groups Call for Pesticide Ban

The Group for the East End was joined by a host of other environmental organizations and health communities at a press conference last week...

Carl Safina Revisits an Environmental Crisis

by Courtney M. Holbrook After the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 and the subsequent...

Unlimited Earth Care: Working With the Environment

By Emily J. Weitz It used to be that only people who chose to live in the woods wrangled with the presence of deer in...

Scanlon’s Fireplace: Saving the Environment, One Holiday Hearth at a Time

For close to 13 years the Scanlon family has brought fireplaces, wood burning stoves and chimney services to the East End through Sag Harbor...

Southampton Town Council Candidates Debate Environment, Energy and Money

From the Community Preservation Fund to promoting sustainable energy, the Southampton Town candidates for town council — Bridget Fleming, Sally Pope, Jim Malone and...

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A Shift in Winter Bird Populations Seen as Climate and Habitat Change

From a distance of several hundred yards, all you can clearly see, even with binoculars, is the flush of white from the breast and a speck of black. Then the bird cocks its head down, breaking the surface of the water, tips forward and disappears.

John Jermain Librarian Wins Diversity Internship

Nancy Myers, 33, met Catherine Creedon, the former director of the John Jermain Memorial Library, when she was a patron and the library was in its temporary quarters on West Water Street during a major renovation.

ARB Seems Open To New Windows In 2-over-2 Style At Historic House

The wrangling over the pros and cons of putting in new windows at the circa 1790 house at 207 Main Street in Sag Harbor went on for another hour at the latest Zoom meeting of the Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board (HPARB) last week and, in the end, it seemed to have headed back to where it had started.