east hampton pollinator garden
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Editorial: Natural Places Enrich All Of Our Lives

This September was a banner season for migrating monarchs. When we spotted our first batch swooping through the hedges surrounding a lush estate down a back road in Cutchogue, just blocks from the Peconic Bay, it felt like an anomaly, perhaps a luxury. It must be nice to have the acreage to provide refuge for all the earth’s creatures. But then we were startled to see the butterflies, battered by
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Water Authority Breaks Ground on Project to Connect Manorville Homeowners with PFAS in Their Wells

The Suffolk County Water Authority broke ground this Thursday, Sept. 21 on a project to extend more than 20,000 feet of water main to homes on the Brookhaven Town side of Manorville impacted by PFAS contamination, as Riverhead awaits grant funding to connect more homes on the Riverhead Town side. "These families have been living with the burden of unsafe drinking water for far too long," said SCWA Chairman Charles
State Lawmakers celebrated the reopening of the Montauk Lighthouse Aug. 16.
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Celebrating the Reopening of the Montauk Point Lighthouse

Pictured Above: Lawmakers at the Aug. 16 ribbon cutting at the Montauk Point Lighthose. |. photo courtesy New York Governor Kathy Hochul's office. State lawmakers celebrated the reopening of the Montauk Point Lighthouse in an Aug. 16 ceremony, after a two-year-long, $44 million project to protect the site from erosion and renovate the historic lighthouse. Over the past two years, H&L Contracting of Bay Shore performed the work contracted by
2023 Elections Environment Top Stories

Suffolk Legislature Doesn’t Act On Water Quality Referenda

Pictured Above: The installation of a FujiClean IA system at a home in Flanders in 2022 The Republican majority in the Suffolk County Legislature refused to take action on proposed public referenda to create an eighth of a penny sales tax to fund new wastewater systems and to consolidate the county's 27 sewer districts on July 25, as the Aug. 4 deadline to get the referenda on the November ballot
East Hampton Compost
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East Hampton Launches Food Scrap Composting

Food scrap composting is beginning to take off across the East End with the launch of the pilot of East Hampton Compost, a community food scrap drop-off program launched this week by East Hampton Town. The town is collaborating with ReWild Long Island to collect food scraps at the Springs and Sag Harbor farmers markets. The scraps will be composted at the town's recycling center on Springs-Fireplace Road. East Hampton's
Bokalift 2 Newport web
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South Fork Wind Farm Gears Up for Offshore Work

Pictured Above: The Bocalift 2 arrived in Newport, R.I., this week |. South Fork Wind photo The offshore phase of the construction of the South Fork Wind Farm is beginning to take shape, as the offshore substation for the 12-turbine wind farm set out from Texas en route to the site about 35 miles off the coast of Montauk in late May, and the installation vessel for the turbine foundations,
Patti Robinson mends a backpack at the June 3 Repair Café
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North Forkers Dare to Repair

There’s no permanent solution for where to bring Long Island’s garbage when the Brookhaven Landfill closes next year, and the fight to reduce the waste we all generate, long an uphill battle, is one we will all face, in the privacy of our homes, as we chose what to keep and what to discard.  It’s a lonely battle, driven by an economy that depends on food packaging, cheap overseas labor
5.10.22 Spring Plant Sale
Community Environment

Native Plant Sale Kicks off at North Fork Audubon

by Robin Simmen, chair of the North Fork Audubon Society Landscape Committee Shopping for native plant species at local nurseries can be challenging. Twice a year North Fork Audubon Society (NFAS) makes finding native plants on the East End a little easier! Our 2023 Spring Native Plant Sale will be held in Greenport, NY, on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 1
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Strong’s Yacht Storage Project Brings Out Environmentalists and Boat & Business Owners

Pictured Above: Strong's Yacht Center, with the hill where the new boat storage buildings behind the existing buildings, as seek from across Mattituck Inlet. A mixed bag of residents for and against two new proposed yacht storage buildings on the Mattituck Inlet spoke at the first of what will be two public hearings before the Southold Town Planning Board Monday evening, May 15. The hearing, which will continue on Monday,
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With Riverhead Residential Program, Food Scrap Composting is Gaining Steam

Pictured Above: Beth Fiteni (left) was the first to add her food scraps to the Riverhead Town compost program, as Greater Calverton Civic Association President Toqui Terchun and Judy Greco of the Long Island Organics Council looked on. Riverhead Town is embarking this month on the East End’s first town-wide food scrap composting program, at a time when how we handle our waste has become critical to the future of
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Land Trust Looks at 40

Pictured Above: (L-R) Lucy Bradley, Deborah Ann Light and John v.H. Halsey at the dedication of the land Ms. Light donated to the Peconic Land Trust, kicking off four decades of land preservation efforts. The endless vistas of farm fields and waterways on the East End are something we’ve grown so used to seeing that we take them for granted, not realizing that their fate could have been to become