08/01/18 6:00am
08/01/2018 6:00 AM

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

08/06/16 2:00pm
08/06/2016 2:00 PM


Gov. Andrew Cuomo, backed by about 30 elected officials, announced on Thursday the state may take legal action against the Environmental Protection Agency to stop a plan to allow dumping in Long Island Sound of materials dug up from dredging. READ

12/19/15 6:00am
12/19/2015 6:00 AM


The North Fork Environmental Council is looking for a new leader.

Bill Toedter, the nonprofit’s president of the last five years, is moving to Arizona and says that for several years, the organization has been having trouble finding new people to fill the volunteer positions.  READ