Plum Island

In this Oct. 6, 2010 file photo, people on a tour of Plum Island, N.Y., off the coast of Long Island, watch seals relaxing on the rocky shore.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig

A coalition of elected officials and environmental advocates are celebrating a major victory in passing legislation to block the federally mandated sale of Plum Island.

In this Oct. 6, 2010 file photo, people on a tour of Plum Island, N.Y., off the coast of Long Island, watch seals relaxing on the rocky shore.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Environmentalists and lawmakers in Connecticut and New York have declared a major victory in a years-long fight to preserve Plum Island from development.

U.S. Spending Bill Could Block Sale Of Plum Island

Dec 18, 2020
In this Oct. 6, 2010 file photo, people on a tour of Plum Island, N.Y., off the coast of Long Island, watch seals relaxing on the rocky shore.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig

The mandated sale of Plum Island — positioned off eastern Long Island between New York and Connecticut — could be permanently blocked with the adoption of the 2021 federal spending bill.

Plum Island Advocates Unveil New Preservation Plan

Jul 22, 2020
Ed Betz / AP

Local activists have a new plan for the future of Plum Island in Long Island Sound.

Cross Sound Ferry May Get Stop On Plum Island

Sep 23, 2019
Karl Agre / Flickr

Southold lawmakers are considering expanding the Cross Sound Ferry on the Long Island side to include a stop at Plum Island.

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