Defense contractor Northrop Grumman says New York State’s cleanup plan for a miles-long toxic plume in Bethpage is unnecessary. The state plan calls for large-scale treatment of the ground to remove contaminants from drinking water.
The planned offshore wind farm in eastern Long Island will require cables to come to shore to transport electricity from the turbines to homes. But residents and activists don’t want construction in their neighborhoods.
Lawmakers in eastern Long Island have long called for affordable housing so that workers can live in the same towns they work. Two developments are on schedule to finish construction this year to fill that gap.
Small business owners in Suffolk County say there are more jobs than applicants for seasonal work. Foreign workers fill in the gaps through visa programs, but federal limits have delayed the hiring process.
The Town of East Hampton will not be held liable for soil erosion on waterfront properties in Montauk. A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit by property owners and any chance of a mandatory beach remediation project.