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PHOTO: The Central Islip Cougars and their coaches are anxious about what impact illegal toxic dumping in or near a playground and recreation areas might have on their upcoming season. Photo courtesy Kenneth Cox.

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. – The illegal dumping of thousands of pounds of toxic materials in a playground and other sites in Brentwood, Central Islip and other locations has thrown a local boys football team for a loss of yardage – a temporary one, team members hope. The city had been promis...Read More

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PHOTO: EANY's Peter Iwanowicz talks with reporters about what he calls the raid of state Clean Water Funds to pay for bridge reconstruction. Photo credit: Loren Baum.

NEW YORK – The state Environmental Facilities Corporation calls it a loan, but this week's decision to reallocate $250 million in state Clean Water Funds to pay for Tappan Zee Bridge construction is prompting calls for an investigation – and more. The EFC board gave thumbs up to the Cuo...Read More

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PHOTO: Concern over cell towers and their potential impact on real estate values have some New Yorkers pushing back against installing them in or near residential areas. Photo credit: National Institute for Science Law and Public Policy.

LOCUST VALLEY, N.Y. - Property owners around the state are casting wary glances at neighborhood cell towers, antennas and other installations that emit electromagnetic frequencies, or EMF. A recent survey by the National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy showed that 79 percent of the pa...Read More

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PHOTO: A young veteran consults with Suffolk County United Veterans Social Worker Roberta Sharpe. Photo courtesy Suffolk County United Veterans.

NEW YORK CITY - Long Island ranks second in the nation for places veterans call 'home.' A recent grant is helping area veterans deal with stress, before it leads to losing a home or family. Michael Stoltz, executive director of Suffolk County United Veterans, said summer is the most difficult time...Read More

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PHOTO: While Long Islanders were able to avoid high surf at bay-side beaches over the 4th of July holiday, brown tides remain a persistent problem. Photo courtesy: The Nature Conservancy of Long Island.

NEW YORK CITY - With high surf advisories out during the long holiday weekend, many families likely turned to calmer waters along the bay-side beaches and inland waterways. But many of those waters face a pesky recurring problem with brown tides and other algae blooms. The bay-side beaches that rin...Read More

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PHOTO: A close-up of one of two baby bald eagles (called eaglets) in its nest at the Nature Conservancy's Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island. Photo credit: Jim Colligan. - See more at:

SHELTER ISLAND, N.Y. - Two baby bald eagles are beginning to "take wing" on Long Island, and could be soaring in time to celebrate Independence Day later this week. The bald eagle nest at the Nature Conservancy's Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island has been monitored from afar for months. The pres...Read More

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PHOTO: Peter Iwanowicz (center) with environmental allies speaking in opposition to a state board's decision (Thursday) to approve using a half billion dollars in environmental funding to repair the Tappen Zee Bridge. Photo courtesy Travis Proulx.

NEW YORK CITY - Despite objections from citizens and environmental groups, a state board voted Thursday to move forward with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to use $500 million of clean-water money to replace a bridge. Peter Iwanowicz, executive director of Environmental Advocates of New York, sa...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report says Eastern Long Island families, like many all around New York, need more help in finding and affording quality preschool programs for their children. Photo credit: kconners/morguefile.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. - Families on Eastern Long Island need more help in finding and affording quality preschool programs for their children, according to a new report., The study, released by the Suffolk County Welfare to Work Commission, was authored by its chairman, Dr. Richard Koubek, who summarized...Read More

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