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Recapping Tropical Storm Henri 

Despite the bad predictions the south shore came out relatively unscathed from Tropical Storm Henri as the storm trended eastward. Below is an update on reopenings and remaining watches in effect for …

The National Weather Service recently announced a hurricane and storm surge watch for southwest Suffolk Counties in preparation for Hurricane Henri.  In it's briefing the weather service said …

It’s mid-July and though the weather has been less than ideal, summer is still a time to enjoy. Living on the South Shore, we are fortunate to be neighbors of the Great South Bay. But with that …

On July 6, the Department of Environmental Conservation held a virtual meeting to receive input from the public before they conduct a three-year study on the potential for impacts to groundwater …

John Tafe is a 19-year-old college student at Stony Brook University majoring in meteorology with a concentration in atmospheric sciences. He volunteers his time with the Stop Island Hills …

Idle Hour mansion in Oakdale continues to be in a state of disrepair with ongoing trespassing and further damage being inflicted upon the former Dowling College site. Local residents have banded …

In 2017, New York State announced a $75 million septic system fund to assist homeowners with the costs to replace aging septic systems allotted over five years; Suffolk County got $10 million of the …

Islip Town officials have determined the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Rechler Equity Company’s proposed zone change for the development on the former Island Hills Golf Course …

Seatuck Environmental Association in Islip has discovered that the population of the North American river otter—a mammal once near extinction on Long Island—could be on the …

Brown’s River Marinas West and East are two steps closer to being fully dredged. Islip Town officials on April 7 approved a resolution which authorizes a capital project agreement with the New …

Heckscher State Park in East Islip not only serves as a natural area on the Great South Bay – it’s also the starting point of the Long Island Greenbelt Trail, a roughly 33-mile hiking …

Recycling and reusing our food scraps is a logical, economical and an efficient way to address climate change as well as local waste management challenges. Have you ever wondered what happens to …

A set of environmental recommendations from the Islip Town Environmental Council were brought before the Islip Town Board during ITEC’s annual report on April 20. At the regular monthly town …

You can get a free red bud seedling, which displays beautiful pea-shaped red or purple flowers, from Friends of the Sayville Library Inc.’s Arbor Day Enhance Your Space promotion.But …

Community members against the zone change request of developers for the former Island Hills Golf Course held a car parade on Tuesday, April 20 that began in Sayville with a procession to Islip …

The Nature Conservancy and Defenders of Wildlife want to help government officials implement meaningful solar infrastructure—without disturbing natural areas or prime farmland. Their …

Save the Great South Bay’s Creek Defenders were in full force this weekend, April 17 and 18, removing debris and testing the waters for pollutants and other health hazards. According to …

Although Seatuck Environmental Association’s annual Eco-Carnival at the Scully Estate has once again been canceled due to the pandemic, the Islip-based group has not stopped its efforts to …

Seaside goldenrod sprouts were emerging green along the bioswale. Little blue stems, whose blue hue was still hibernating, were poised to grow six feet. “Ferns will be joining the party …

Members of the Atlantique Boat Owners Association have organized another protest at Islip Town Hall as frustrations with the management of Atlantique Marina grow.Following a March 9 resolution by the …

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