News Flash

Posted on: August 21, 2018

Town Starts Draining Lower Yaphank Lake

Group photo in front of lake

Farmingville, NY – On Monday, August 20, Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilman Michael Loguercio held a press conference at the Lower Lake (Lily Lake) dam in Yaphank to begin the process of draining and dredging the lake. During the pres...

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Environmental
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Town Releases More Quail to Help Reduce Tick Population

Town Officials Release Quail

Farmingville, NY – On August 2, Supervisor Ed Romaine (center) and the Town Council released more than 30 Bobwhite Quail into the wild at Town Hall. The bird release is a program sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven and Seatuck Environme...

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Environmental
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Town Demolishes Zombie House on Avenue B in Holbrook

Councilman Foley infront of 179 Avenue B

Farmingville, NY – On July 17, Councilman Neil Foley (pictured) was on hand for the demolition of a vacant and abandoned house at 179 Avenue B in Holbrook. The house and property were not maintained and had been the source of resident c...

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Environmental
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Supervisor Romaine Thanks Pine Barrens Commission and Law Enforcement Agencies for Arrests

Supervisor Romaine shaking hands with John Pavacic

Farmingville, NY – On July 11, Supervisor Ed Romaine (center) joined John Pavacic, Executive Director of the Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission (right) to announce a series of recent arrests for illegal dumping in...

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Environmental
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Town Awarded $400,000 NYS DEC Grant to Expand and Upgrade the Shellfish Hatchery in Mount Sinai

Shellfish Mariculture Program at Cedar Beach Supervisor Romain, Councilwoman Bonner and North Babylo

Farmingville, NY – On June 20, Supervisor Ed Romaine announced that the Town of Brookhaven has been awarded a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation grant to expand and upgrade the Town’s Mariculture Facility ...

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Environmental
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Every Day is Earth Day in Brookhaven Town

Group of people walking outside

Farmingville, NY - Earth Day was April 22 this year, but in the Town of Brookhaven, every day is Earth Day. Regular environmental events and programs are scheduled throughout the spring and summer for nature lovers of all ages at West Meadow Beach in Seta...

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Environmental
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Town Division of Environmental Protection Celebrates Earth Day with Fox Lair Cleanup in Yaphank

Group beside truck in woods

Farmingville, NY – In recognition of Earth Day, staff members from the Town’s Division of Environmental Protection were at “Fox Lair” in Yaphank to clean up the Town’s open space. The property is within th...

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Environmental
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Town Offering Free Tree Seedlings, Mulch & Compost at Town Hall on Friday, April 20

Compost and mulch available bagged or in bulk

Supervisor's "Greening Brookhaven" Program has goal of 10,000 trees planted by 2020

Farmingville, NY - On Friday, April 20, the day before Earth Day, the Town of Brookhaven will hold its fifth annual t...

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Environmental
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Town Awarded $30,000 New York State DEC Planning Grant to Plan for Sewer Connection

Farmingville, NY - Supervisor Ed Romaine announced today that the Town has been awarded a $30,000 New York State DEC Planning Grant to prepare an engineered plan, map and report for a sewer collection system to connect the Greater Bellport Hamlet Center t...

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Environmental
Posted on: January 25, 2018

Supervisor Romaine & Councilman Panico Announce Areskonk Creek Dredging Begins

Image of a creek and woods

Farmingville, NY – On January 22, Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilman Dan Panico were on hand for the Town of Brookhaven’s Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Recycling and Sustainable Materials Management first d...

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Environmental
Posted on: December 19, 2017

Statement by Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine Regarding Veto of S6157B/A7722B

Farmingville, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to veto S.6157-B/A.7722-B is disappointing. This is a lost opportunity to preserve over 1,000 acres of pristine coastal forest and the headwaters of the Forge River.This veto was the ...

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Environmental
Posted on: October 6, 2017

Assemblyman Murray Presents Councilman Loguercio with DEC Permit to Dredge & Remove Invasive Species

Group of people standing beside body of water

Farmingville, NY – On October 31, Assemblyman Dean Murray presented Councilman Michael Loguercio with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation permit allowing the Town to begin dredging Lower Yaphank Lake. The project, which will commen...

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Environmental
Posted on: October 6, 2017

Town Boat Pump Out Policy is Keeping Town Waterways Cleaner

Farmingville, NY – This weekend will be the last time this season that the pump out boat and pump out station will be running in Port Jefferson Harbor. Town crews will be working all three days this holiday weekend (October 7, 8 and 9) and they ...

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Environmental
Posted on: September 13, 2017

Councilwoman Bonner and Town Honored by Coastal Steward Long Island

Four people holding awards outside in front of water

Farmingville, NY – On September 10, Coastal Steward Long Island Board Member David Chase presented Supervisor Ed Romaine, Councilwoman Jane Bonner and Town Bay Management Specialist Craig Strong with Certificates of Appreciation during the 2nd A...

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Environmental
Posted on: August 29, 2017

Supervisor Romaine, Councilwomen Bonner & Cartright Announce Town Board Support of NYS Lawsuit

Five people in business clothes on beach

Farmingville, NY – On August 28, Supervisor Ed Romaine, Councilwoman Jane Bonner and Councilwoman Valerie Cartright held a press conference to announce the Town is in full support of New York State’s lawsuit against the United States Environmental Protect...

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Environmental
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Town Officials & Residents Celebrate Official Opening of Environmentally-Friendly Beaver Dam Road

Group of people with red ribbon outside

Farmingville, NY – On August 24, Supervisor Ed Romaine, Councilman Michael Loguercio and Councilman Dan Panico were on-hand to cut the ribbon at the official opening of the new, environmentally-friendly Beaver Dam Road end. Constructed by the To...

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Environmental
Posted on: August 17, 2017

Supervisor & Councilman Announce Completion of Upper Yaphank Lake Spillway & Fish Passage

Large group of people at dock

Farmingville, NY – On August 7, Supervisor Ed Romaine (front row, fourth from left) and Councilman Michael Loguercio (front row, second from left) held a press conference to announce the completion of the new fish passage and the reconstruction ...

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Environmental
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Town to Present Invasive Species Educational Event at West Meadow Beach in Stony Brook

Upclose image of flowering plant

Farmingville, NY –  On July 15, the Town of Brookhaven will present an Invasive Species Educational event at West Meadow Beach in Stony Brook from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The event coincides with New York State’s Invasive Species ...

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Environmental
Posted on: July 5, 2017

Town to Present Invasive Species Educational Event at West Meadow Beach in Stony Brook

Upclose image of flowering plant

Farmingville, NY –  On July 15, the Town of Brookhaven will present an Invasive Species Educational event at West Meadow Beach in Stony Brook from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The event coincides with New York State’s Invasive Species ...

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Environmental
Posted on: May 24, 2017

Supervisor Romaine & Councilman Loguercio Visit Upper Lake Spillway Reconstruction in Yaphank

Supervisor and councilman at fence beside spillway

Farmingville, NY –  Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilman Michael Loguercio recently went to Upper Lake in Yaphank to see the work being done on the spillway reconstruction project. Due to its age and size, the old spillway was failing b...

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Environmental
Posted on: May 19, 2017

Councilwoman Bonner Announces Open Space Purchase of Cordwood Landing in Miller Place

Five people outside standing around plan document on easel

Farmingville, NY –  Brookhaven Town Councilwoman Jane Bonner announced today that the Town of Brookhaven and Suffolk County has closed on the purchase of property for open space known as Cordwood Landing in Miller Place (outlined in red). The clo...

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Environmental
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Town Awarded “Tree City USA” Status for Second Time by the Arbor Day Foundation

Supervisors and councilmen holding tree city USA flag

Farmingville, NY –  At the May 11 Town Board Meeting, Supervisor Ed Romaine and the Town Board were presented with a flag from the Arbor Day Foundation that designates the Town of Brookhaven as a “Tree City USA”. This is the second consecutive ye...

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Environmental
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Town Celebrates Arbor Day with Tree Planting at Town Hall

Supervisor and three councilmen with shovels at tree planting

Farmingville, NY –  On April 28, Supervisor Ed Romaine, Highway Superintendent Dan Losquadro, Councilwoman Jane Bonner and Councilman Dan Panico celebrated Arbor Day by planting a Red Maple tree and Bayberry trees in front of Town Hall,...

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Environmental
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Supervisor Romaine Meets with NYS Brookhaven Delegation to Discuss Pine Barrens Core Expansion

Two men sitting looking at plans on large paper

New law to include the proposed 800 acre LIPA/PSEG-LI Shoreham Solar Farm siteFarmingville, NY – On April 25, Supervisor Ed Romaine traveled to Albany to meet with State Senator Ken LaValle (left photo), Assemblyman Steve Englebright (right phot...

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Environmental
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Brookhaven Announces May Environmental Programs at West Meadow Beach and Cedar Beach

Farmingville, NY - The Town of Brookhaven has announced the schedule of May 2017 Environmental Programs at West Meadow Beach in East Setauket and Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai. All programs are free, but registration is required. To register, email Nicole Po...

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Environmental
Posted on: April 25, 2017

Town Celebrates Earth Day with Annual Free Tree Seedling, Mulch and Compost Event

Supervisor and councilman in parking lot with seedlings

Farmingville, NY - In celebration of Earth Day (April 22), the Town held its annual "Free Tree, Mulch and Compost Giveaway" on April 21 at Town Hall as part of Supervisor Ed Romaine's "Greening Brookhaven" initiative. The goal of the i...

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Environmental
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Brookhaven to Commemorate Earth Day with Free Tree Seedlings, Mulch and Compost at Town Hall

Supervisor's "Greening Brookhaven" Program has goal of 10,000 trees planted by 2020

Farmingville, NY - On Friday, April 21 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (or while supplies last), Supervisor Ed Romaine and the Town Board will be at Town Hall to cele...

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Environmental
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Supervisor Romaine & Town Council Ask State Officials to Protect Environmentally Sensitive Lands

Action comes after National Grid announces plan to clear cut more than 300 acres of coastal forest to construct solar farm in Shoreham

Farmingville, NY –  Supervisor Ed Romaine and the Brookhaven Town Council sent a letter to local New Y...

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Environmental
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Town of Brookhaven Awarded $63,869 from DEC for Southern Pine Beetle Suppression & Recovery Project

Four men aroudn a tree outside

Farmingville, NY –  Supervisor Ed Romaine has announced that the New York State Department of Environmental Protection (NYSDEC) has awarded the Town of Brookhaven a Southern Pine Beetle Community Recovery Grant totaling $63,869. The grant will as...

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Environmental