Strong's Yacht Center, on Mattituck Inlet. The proposed yacht storage buildings would be on the wooded hill to the right of this photograph.
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Planning Commission Deems Strong’s Yacht Storage Environmental Review Incomplete, Kicks it Back to Southold

Pictured Above: Strong's Yacht Center, on Mattituck Inlet. The proposed yacht storage buildings would be on the wooded hill to the right of this photograph. Update 6/14/24: The Suffolk County Planning Commission, which was initially not slated to meet again until July 10, has scheduled a special meeting for next Thursday, July 20 at 2 p.m. at the H. Lee Denison building in Hauppauge to discuss the Strong’s Yacht Center yacht
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Editorial: Septic Upgrade Process Must Be Improved

It’s official — with Governor Kathy Hochul’s approval in late May, Suffolk County voters will get to weigh in this November on a ballot proposition allowing the county to charge a 1/8 percent sales tax to be used toward septic upgrade initiatives. This potential revenue source, if approved by voters, will only be a game changer for East End communities if the process for getting approvals for and installing innovative
Dr. Christopher Gobler at his 2019 State of the Bays address.
Environment

North Fork Civics to Host Dr. Gobler’s “State of the Bays”

Dr. Christopher Gobler's annual State of the Bays address, given in April at Stony Brook Southampton, is now making its way to the North Fork. The North Fork Civics, a coalition of civic associations in Southold Town, will host Dr. Gobler for “The State of the Bays & Water 2024” on Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m., at the Southold Town Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic. Dr. Gobler is
Peconic Baykeeper Director of Outreach Alexa Annunziata and Baykeeper Pete Topping install a station at the New Suffolk Waterfront
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Baykeeper Launches Community Project to Document Peconic Bay Shoreline

Pictured Above: Peconic Baykeeper Director of Outreach Alexa Annunziata and Baykeeper Pete Topping install a station at the New Suffolk Waterfront If you happen to wander along the coastline alongside the Peconic Estuary this summer, you may stumble upon a wooden post with a cradle for your cell phone urging you to snap a quick photo of the coast and email it to a website called chronolog. That photo will
East Hampton Deputy Mayor Chris Minardi and Mayor Jerry Larsen with supporters of the Skip the Stuff campaign outside the Village Board's Dec. 15 meeting at LTV. |. photo courtesy Surfrider Foundation
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“Skip the Stuff” Movement Gains Momentum

Pictured Above: East Hampton Deputy Mayor Chris Minardi and Mayor Jerry Larsen with supporters of the Skip the Stuff campaign outside the Village Board's Dec. 15, 2023 meeting at LTV. |. photo courtesy Surfrider Foundation With the April 19 passage of an East Hampton Village "Skip the Stuff" law phasing in a requirement for village restaurants to refrain from automatically giving out disposable cutlery and condiments, the Suffolk County Legislature
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ReWild Launches Second Summer Internship Program in East Hampton

Pictured Above: Members of ReWild Long Island’s summer internship program in Hempstead gained valuable experience in community gardens. ReWild Long Island has announced that it will be offering student internships and community service opportunities in East Hampton for its second summer. The 2024 Summer Program to Fight Hunger and Climate Change includes volunteer work this summer in organic vegetable harvesting, regenerative food production, sustainable landscaping, pollinator garden design and composting.
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A Bad Year for Algae Blooms has Scientists Wondering: “Where’s The Tipping Point?”

Pictured Above: The Gobler Laboratory and The Nature Conservancy's overview of trouble spots in Long Island waters last year. Toxic algal blooms were widespread on Long Island in 2023, and strains of algae and bacteria not seen before here began to make headway in local waters, according to Stony Brook ecologist Dr. Christopher Gobler, who gave his annual State of the Bays address at Stony Brook Southampton April 3. The
Ira Haspel discusses the health of the bays and environs with Meg Dowe at the 2023 Dandelion Festival at KK's Farm
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Viewpoint: Celebrating 100 Years of Biodynamic Agriculture

Pictured Above: Ira Haspel discusses the health of the bays and environs with Meg Dowe at the 2023 Dandelion Festival at KK's Farm by Ira Haspel & Sonomi Obinata Biodynamic Agriculture originated a century ago out of the spiritual scientific research of Austrian seer and philosopher Dr. Rudolph Steiner. It’s a method of farming which increases soil fertility using natural materials – compost, herbs and processed manure.  This year marks
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Making The Case to Congress for National Monument Status for Plum Island

Pictured Above: Save the Sound's Long Island Natural Areas Manager Louise Harrison addressed a congressional subcommittee on March 7 |. Thomas Halaczinsky photo The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources’s Subcommittee on Federal Lands heard testimony about the importance of preserving Plum Island as a National Monument on March 7 — the first time the proposal has been taken up for consideration by a congressional committee. The future
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A Guidebook to Our Place in the Ecology of a Changing Planet

Pictured Above: Scott Chaskey. |. Lindsey Morris photo for Milkweed Press Words!Pens are too light.take a chisel to write. This snippet of verse, winnowed by South Fork poet and farmer Scott Chaskey from the works of the poet Basil Bunting, helps to guide Chaskey’s sculptural new book of essays, “Soil and Spirit: Cultivation and Kinship in the Web of Life.” Poems, like music, are “patterns of sound on the background
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Romaine Strikes New Deal on Wastewater Tax

After a plan to put a referendum before voters for an eighth of a percent sales tax to fund septic improvement initiatives was stymied by Republicans in the Suffolk County Legislature last summer, new County Executive Ed Romaine unveiled a new tax plan this week that will provide more funding to sewers than on-site septic systems. There are estimated to be about 380,000 on-site septic systems in Suffolk County, many