New York State is preparing to sue the Environmental Protection Agency over its decision to permanently allow dumping of dredged material in the Long Island Sound, according to a press release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.
The North Fork Environmental Council has elected a new president to replace Bill Toedter.
Susan MacKenzie, who has served as the council’s treasurer for five years, will take over as the nonprofit’s leader.
East End residents interested in learning about efforts to preserve Plum Island will have the chance to attend a screening of a short film about the cause, featuring actor Sam Waterston of “Law & Order.”
If your car’s roof could speak, it would probably say something like “Ouch!” or “Hey, cut that out!” as acorn after acorn bounces off it this fall.
After years of minor annual maintenance at the mouth of Goldsmith Inlet in Peconic, Southold Town officials are hoping for “a more substantial dredging” to keep the inlet opened longer, according to Supervisor Scott Russell.
Town officials met last Tuesday with representatives from the Suffolk County Department of Public Works to come up with a plan for the inlet. READ
The existing natural habitat has been factor the most often cited in the fight against the potential sale of Plum Island. READ
On a blustery, overcast day last week, the blades of the 156-foot wind turbine just west of the grapevines at Pindar Vineyards cut through the air with a quiet whooshing noise. Each spin of the turbine — one of a handful of units that tower over North Fork’s wineries — has helped make the vineyard greener.
In addition to its agriculture, its bayside beaches and its vineyards, there’s something else that makes the North Fork unique: its shallow supply of fresh water, floating in “bubbles” underground, just above a layer of seawater.
When it comes to water conservation, it’s time to start thinking about ways to save.
That was the message out of a public forum at Southold Town Hall Tuesday night, where representatives from the Suffolk County Water Authority, Legislator Al Krupski, and members of the Town Board all spoke about the importance of keeping the North Fork’s freshwater supplies safe.
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and North Fork Legislator Al Krupski and a representative from the Suffolk County Water Authority will take part in a forum Tuesday night to talk about the importance of water conservation.