Climate Change Resiliency Top Stories

Students Explore Sandy’s Lessons for Sag Harbor’s Soggy Future

Hurricane Sandy was a formative experience for many young people on the East End who experienced the floodwaters inundating the shoreline at a time when they might not have had the vocabulary to fully process what was happening. Over the past several months, 21 teenagers from five high schools on the South Fork with the Guild Hall Teen Arts Council have been exploring the impact Sandy had on downtown Sag
Energy Resiliency

Commission Finds LIPA “Public Power” Plan Would Save Ratepayers Half A Billion Dollars Over Ten Years

Allowing the Long Island Power Authority to run its own electric grid without paying tens of millions of dollars annually "to a private, for-profit utility will save ratepayers at least half a billion dollars over ten years, improve efficiency and accountability and increase local control and community input," according to the final report of the New York State Legislative Commission on the Future of the Long Island Power Authority The
Announcements Community Resiliency

Public Hearings on LIPA’s Future Continue Wednesday in Southampton

The Legislative Commission on the Future of LIPA will conduct a hearing for East End communities this Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. at Southampton Town Hall. The Commission, established in 2022 by the New York State Legislature, is charged with creating “an action plan for implementing a true public power model for residents of Long Island and the Rockaways.” “The goal is to avoid the tens of millions of dollars in
Hurricane Lee, Sept. 14, 2 p.m.
Resiliency Top Stories Weather

As Lee Promises Storm Surge & Coastal Flooding Here, Southampton Declares Emergency

Pictured Above: The National Hurricane Center's warning cone for Hurricane Lee as of its 2 p.m. Thursday briefing. Update 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15: Lee is now tracking north-northeast on an approach path to New England and Atlantic Canada through Saturday, with maximum sustained winds near 80 miles per hour. Hurricane-force winds extend 105 miles out from the center of the storm, and tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 320
Conducting a prescribed burn at the New York Wildfire & Incident Management Academy in the fall of 2015.
Community Fire/Safety/EMS Resiliency

Wildfire Firefighting Training Offered Here

Pictured Above: A controlled burn conducted by instructors and students at the New York Wildfire & Incident Management Academy in Calverton in the fall of 2015. The Central Pine Barrens Commission’s Wildfire Task Force will host the 26th annual New York Wildfire and Incident Management Training Academy from October 19 through October 29 at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Among the courses offered at the Academy will be Wildfire Powersaws and Storm