An 11th hour agreement between Eastern Long Island Hospital management and a union representing health care professionals prevented a further standoff after union members picketed outside the Greenport hospital Thursday, July 12. READ
With summer in full swing, water usage is peaking — and threatening the supply from the aquifer. As a result, Southold Town is looking to “lead by example” when it comes to water conservation efforts.
During a Town Board work session Tuesday morning, members of the water conservation committee presented a study revealing one harrowing reality: Current water use in Southold Town is not sustainable. READ
The Peconic Estuary Program will host a salt marsh workshop Saturday for volunteers who will help prepare plants for use in one of Long Island’s first living shoreline projects. READ
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the launch of a new website Thursday designed to inspire the community to support local and independent businesses throughout the county. READ
Standing in the street outside Eastern Long Island Hospital chanting through a megaphone, Sharin Thomson repeated “What do we want?”
Each time a chorus of voices responded “Contracts!” READ
New York is getting closer to legal marijuana.
Those were the first eight words of a recent New York Times story following the announcement by New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker that he would soon issue a recommendation that the drug be legalized for recreational use in the state. READ
The push for local restaurants to do away with plastics straws is growing on the East End, with Suffolk County officials calling on business owners to voluntarily ditch single-use plastic straws in favor of eco-friendly alternatives. READ
A drainage project at the Suffolk County-owned North Fork Preserve that started last Monday has sparked controversy with local conservationists.
The $200,000 project, expected to take about six months to complete, is to stop flooding from the 307-acre preserve onto Sound Shore Road by building three large sumps inside of it. To the north of the road is the Long Island Sound. READ
While most of us go outside and take precautions to avoid ticks, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County employee Tamson Yeh does the opposite. READ
Local business owners want patrons to shop locally this Saturday to help raise money for Lyme disease.
The East End Shop & Dine to End Lyme Disease event will be held Saturday, June 30, to help raise awareness and funds to combat Lyme.
Its three organizers, Jennifer Petrocelli, Elizabeth Rasor and Kinzey Fritz, all suffer from chronic neurological Lyme disease, so the event hits close to home. READ