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.
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
Add Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell to the growing list of East End elected officials who don’t like New York State’s new tourism signs.
Roughly two weeks after a New York State mandate took effect requiring that all prescriptions be transmitted to pharmacies electronically, local doctors and pharmacists say they’re adjusting to the change. READ
In a ceremony Monday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo — flanked by Democratic legislators and his lieutenant governor — signed a state law that will gradually raise the minimum wage on Long Island to $15 an hour. READ
Local superintendents preparing next year’s school spending plans are describing the process as daunting because they’re bound to nearly zero percent tax levy growth for 2016-17.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday a plan to overhaul the state’s Common Core system by adopting new, locally-designed standards along with less testing.
Some smaller wineries on the East End are being saved from what one winemaker called “an absolute nightmare” of paperwork, thanks to state legislation that went into effect last Monday.
It happened again. On a gray morning in Southold last Wednesday, another life was cut short in a fatal motor vehicle crash.
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…)