Gazing out at the Peconic River, Joyce Novak can’t help but ponder its past.
Ms. Novak, newly appointed director of the Peconic Estuary Program, is especially interested in studying how the estuary has evolved. She already plans to go paleo — by examining fossils — to find some answers. READ
The Town of Southold has been awarded a grant of $611,363 from the State of New York under the Lead Service Line Replacement Program. READ
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has appointed Stan Carey of Baiting Hollow to serve on the state’s new Drinking Water Quality Council, the governor’s office announced last Thursday. READ
This summer was a tough one for pumpout boats, which are meant to prevent boat waste from being discharged into local waterways, where it can lead to water quality degradation. READ
In May, as summer approached and boaters began to head out into Greenport Harbor and beyond, the village’s sewage pump-out boat was out of service due to engine trouble. The boat returned to service in early July — only to be sidelined again when a pump failed. Now, as August arrives and the end of summer is in sight, the boat remains out of service. READ
Local environmentalists are thanking voters for their overwhelming approval of the Community Preservation Fund, a proposition that was approved Tuesday by wide margins in each of the five East End towns.
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.
Over the past month, the Peconic Estuary has been hit with one environmental blow after another, a Stony Brook biologist and marine researcher said, thanks in part to rising temperatures in East End waterways. READ
Just how healthy are North Fork beaches that line the Long Island Sound? Find out in an interactive online map called Sound Health Explorer, which grades Long Island Connecticut beaches based on water quality and safety. READ
As the Suffolk County health department prepares to release its new regulations on septic systems later this year, Southold engineers want to draft a report of their own in the meantime.