Articles Tagged ‘Long Island Sound’

Parents of one of the victims in the July 4th boat tragedy spoke to 'Today' about the loss of their daughter. (Photo credit: Today)

Mom of Boat Victim: ‘I Was Screaming Her Name’

The mother of one of three children killed in the July Fourth tragedy in Oyster Bay said she screamed her daughter’s name after the 34-foot boat…

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Steve Israel push for Long Island Sound funding. (Photo credit: Rashed Mian/Long Island Press)

Pols, Enviros Push for Long Island Sound Funding

The Long Island Sound generates millions of dollars into the local economy annually, but renewed federal funding is needed to combat declining water quality and…


Long Island’s Other Serial Killer

Halsey Manor Road stretches north and south, cutting straight through…

Proposed Lobster Ban Faces Opposition

A 5-year moratorium on lobster fishing in the northern Atlantic Ocean proposed by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) due to the depleted lobster…

Mangano Delivers First State of the County Address

In his first State of the County address since becoming its top-elected official, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano delivered a somber, yet hopeful speech Monday at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage that both highlighted its current financial challenges and outlined his administration’s plans to meet them.

Cedar Creek Spared Great Neck’s Sewage

Resolving a seven-year tug-of-war over the best way to comply with state and federal environmental laws while dealing with several million gallons of sewage, Great Neck and its surrounding areas’ residents produce on a daily basis—in the most cost-efficient way—North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the Town Board unanimously approved a $60 million bond resolution Nov. 17 to upgrade an existing wastewater facility and decommission another.

The result will be a new, environmentally friendly state-of-the-art tertiary sewage treatment plant that will utilize cutting-edge technology, including an oxidation ditch, slash nitrogen emissions into the Long Island Sound, while simultaneously saving costs and consolidating services throughout the Great Neck peninsula, say proponents.