12/13/16 6:00am

Long Island Sound Greenport

Less than a week after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state is preparing to sue the Environmental Protection Agency, local officials and environmentalists have extended their support to the state, which is challenging the federal agency’s decision to permanently allow dumping of dredged material in Long Island Sound.

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08/18/16 9:00am
08/18/2016 9:00 AM
Wickham's Fruit Farm owner Tom Wickham was recently honored for implementing environmentally sustainable practices to preserve groundwater quality. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

Wickham’s Fruit Farm owner Tom Wickham was recently honored for implementing environmentally sustainable practices to preserve groundwater quality. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

New York State handed out its first Agricultural Environmental Management Award in 2002. In its first 14 years, the honor, considered the state’s top agricultural environmental award, had never gone to a farm in Suffolk County. READ

07/06/15 6:00am
07/06/2015 6:00 AM

With news late last month that the New York State Legislature extended the 2-percent property tax cap another four years, we took a look back at the property tax warrants — the amount of property taxes collected by the town each year, including school, town, county and other taxes — in the two North Fork towns to see if taxes had increased at a lesser rate since the law was enacted.

We found that not only had the tax warrant increased at a slower pace in Southold and Riverhead towns since 2012, it did so at a significant rate. (more…)