03/08/19 6:00am

After spending a semester studying and researching in Madagascar in 2017, Southold native Mary Bertschi couldn’t shake what she saw there.

While based at the Centre ValBio, a research center near Ranomafana National Park, Ms. Bertschi, 22, spent time living in several nearby villages. “I got to see firsthand the effects of not having clean water,” she said during an interview in between classes at Stony Brook University Monday. READ

Featured Story
03/07/19 5:59am

The Suffolk County Legislature in Riverhead Tuesday hosted a public hearing on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to legalize recreational adult-use marijuana in New York State.

In response to that plan, Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta introduced legislation in January that would allow Suffolk County to opt out of the law.  READ

03/03/19 6:00am

With broad bipartisan support, the House of Representatives Tuesday voted to pass the Natural Resources Management Act, which will permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

The fund is financed through revenues from offshore oil and gas royalty payments and helps protect parks, trails, wildlife refuges and recreation areas in all 50 states. READ

03/02/19 6:00am

In just 14 years, Alexis Stavrinos has gone through 10 years of ballet classes, countless hours of private instruction and hundreds of pairs of canvas slippers and pointe shoes. On a cold January morning, all of her hard work boiled down to one audition at the American Ballet Theatre in New York City. READ