A typical BESS storage container, in this case designed by Honeywell.
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Letter: Sharing Concerns About Battery Energy Storage

To The Editor: Over one hundred residents gathered at the Heritage Center during a recent Mt. Sinai Civic Association meeting to hear from New Leaf Energy, a battery storage company, about a proposed lithium-ion battery storage facility. According to the civic president, the plan to place the 20-megawatt battery storage facility on a 1-acre parcel, located at the corner of Mt. Sinai Coram Road and Rt. 25A in Mt. Sinai,
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Letter: Thank You To Everyone Who Participated in Strongs Boat Storage Environmental Review

To the Editor: Thank you for your ongoing coverage of the Strong’s Marine boat storage project on Mattituck Inlet. As you laid out in your most recent article, the Southold Town Planning Board has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), prepared by an outside consultant and largely shaped by community input over the course of a detailed State Environmental Quality Review (SEQRA).   Strong’s Marine has proposed to excavate
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Letter: I’m Trying To Play a Role in Denitrifying the Bays

To the Editor,  Editorial: We All Have A Role to Play in Denitrifying the Bays, May 2, 2024 was persuasive. I tried to have a direct impact on the nitrogen leaching problem from Suffolk County's aging on-site cesspools. The IA/OWTS is not cheap at all. Although South Fork towns have an edge thanks to the use of Community Preservation Fund money, in my case the cost was significant. The County
Palestinians inspect the ruins of Aklouk Tower destroyed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on October 8, 2023. . Palestinian News & Information Agency (Wafa) in contract with APAimages Via Wikimedia Commons
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Letter: Join People of Conscience in Supporting Gaza Cease Fire

Pictured Above: Palestinians inspect the ruins of Aklouk Tower destroyed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on October 8, 2023. |. Palestinian News & Information Agency in contract with APAimages Via Wikimedia Commons To the editor: Every Sunday at 3 p.m. for the last several weeks, a community gathering of people of conscience has met at the windmill on the wharf in Sag Harbor. The group firmly rejects US support
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Letter: Gas Wins as Wind Loses Before Public Service Commission

Pictured Above: Wind turbines for Ørsted and Eversource's South Fork Wind are being prepared in New London, Conn. this week to be installed 30 miles off of Montauk. The companies' larger Sunrise Wind projects, expected to be adjacent to South Fork Wind, were among four projects contracted by NYSERDA that had asked the Public Service Commission for inflation adjustments. | photo courtesy Ørsted To the Editor: We East Enders are
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Letter: Policy Changes in Greenport Should Be For Now and For Our Future

To the Editor, I attended a Greenport Village Board work session on Oct. 10, presumably the last of six extended public sessions, to hear feedback about changes to Chapter 150, "Zoning." Several business owners, and the Business Improvement District, have publicly zeroed in on proposed parking regulations and fees, as well as changes in post-disaster building reconstruction guidelines.  I have not spoken at the sessions because I'm of mixed minds,
The site where Riverhead plans to build a new town square, across Main Street from the Suffolk Theater
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Letter: Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force Serves All

August 23, 2023   To Riverhead Town Councilman Kenneth Rothwell  Dear Mr. Rothwell, It would be a disappointment to have any elected official criticize or devalue the Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force members and the work we do to promote and protect our community, but it is more disturbing that our own liaison would publicly state plans to 'overhaul' the ABTF without first privately having a discussion with us. It is a
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Letter: On Suffolk’s Water Quality Restoration Act

To the Editor, I was disappointed to learn that Suffolk County said no to State and Federal Money by voting against the Water Quality Restoration Act. The irritating part of that vote is that a Yes vote would simply allow voters to approve the act this November. The creation of a fund to restore clean water is imperative. I just installed a septic system by taking advantage of the State, County
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Letter: Why Did Suffolk County Just Say NO to State and Federal Money?

Pictured Above: A FujiClean IA/OWTS septic system installed in 2022 at a Flanders residence through the Suffolk County Septic Improvement Program. To the Editor: On June 21, Suffolk County Legislature made a horrible decision that negatively impacts us all. The majority voted against the Water Quality Restoration Act. Nearly 50 constituents, representing thousands of members, supporters, and residents of Suffolk County, spent hours in Riverhead during a public hearing urging
Strong’s Yacht Center, with the hill where the new boat storage buildings behind the existing buildings on the right, with the Old Mill Inn, which is slated to be restored, in the foreground.
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Letter: In Favor of Strong’s

Pictured Above: Strong’s Yacht Center, with the hill where the new boat storage buildings behind the existing buildings on the right, with the Old Mill Inn, which is slated to be restored, in the foreground. To the Editor: Anne Sherwood Pundyk and Jeff Pundyk have done quite a job misrepresenting the Strong’s Marine project on Mattituck Inlet. Their recent letter to the editor of the Beacon imagines several outcomes that
The After-Dark Commute Home, Riverhead
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Letter to the Riverhead Town Board: Include Community on Quality of Life Committee

To Ms. Aguiar, Mr. Beyrodt, Mr. Hubbard, Mr. Kern, Mr. Rothwell, The Quality of Life Action Group members of the Heart of Riverhead Civic Association have noted that the Town Board voted to establish a town level committee to research, network and advance solutions to the quality of life challenges faced here in Riverhead, especially those that directly impact our downtown community. This committee, if effectively led and supported by