Brookhaven Town Awarded $988,401 in NY State Grants for Environmental Projects 91

Brookhaven Town Awarded $988,401 in NY State Grants for Environmental Projects

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine announced today that the Town of Brookhaven will receive $988,401 in New York State Regional Economic Development Council Awards for three projects to improve the environment.  The grants were announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

  • Brookhaven will receive $375,000 to remove abandoned homes and antiquated infrastructure from tidal wetlands in Mastic Beach to re-establish wetland systems and natural floodplains in the area, which is vulnerable to sea level rise and coastal storms.
  • Brookhaven Town will receive $313,401 to construct a permeable reactive barrier at the Davis Park Marina on Fire Island to remove nitrogen from the groundwater before it enters surface waters. The project will reduce nitrogen entering Long Island coastal waters, which can lead to eutrophication, hypoxia, marine harmful algal blooms and marine life mortality.
  • Brookhaven Town also received a $300,000 grant to purchase a vacuum truck to be used as part of its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program. Use of the truck will improve water quality by removing sediment and other pollutants that would otherwise enter waterbodies via the storm sewer system.

Supervisor Romaine said, “Our bays, beaches and waterways are environmentally fragile and important to our local economy. We must do everything we can to protect and preserve them for future generations. Thanks to the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Regional Economic Development Council, these grant awards will help us move forward on three projects that will improve water quality.”

Councilman Dan Panico said, “I have been working closely with our Law Department to clean up abandoned houses throughout Mastic Beach and this grant will go a long way to continue that effort. This is a win-win for the residents and the environment.”

Councilman Neil Foley said, “Davis Park is one of Brookhaven Town’s busiest summer destinations and we must do whatever we can to protect it. This grant will help maintain the environmental integrity of the barrier island and assure that it will be enjoyed by future generations for many years to come.”

Brookhaven Highway Department Superintendent Daniel Losquadro said, “This grant will enable us to purchase a second vacuum truck to better equip crews with the cleaning and maintenance of the massive volume of storm drains across Brookhaven Town.”

Press Release provided by Town of Brookhaven
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Join Us for LI’s Winter Restaurant Week January 27th- February 3, 2019 155

Join us for our Winter Long Island Restaurant Week January 27 – February 3, 2019. Participating restaurants will offer a $29.95 three-course prix fixe all night every night they are open from Sunday to Sunday, except Saturday when it only has to be offered until 7 p.m.We look forward to seeing you there!

Here is the list of participating restaurants in Suffolk Country, click on the Restaurant name for menu or to make a reservation :

Athenian Greek Taverna  (631) 499-7660  Suffolk – Commack, Greek

Bella Vie  (631) 500-9045 Suffolk – Bay Shore, Italian

Besito Mexican  (516) 620-3222  Suffolk – West Islip, Mexican

Besito Mexican  (631) 549-0100  Suffolk – Huntington, Mexican

Bistro 25   (631) 589-7775  Suffolk – Sayville, New American

Bistro 72   (631) 369-3325  Suffolk – Riverhead, American

Cafe Havana Bar And Grill  (631) 670-6277  Suffolk – Smithtown, Cuban

Captain Bill’s  (631) 665-6262 Suffolk – Bay Shore, Seafood

Casa Rustica  (631) 265-9265  Suffolk – Smithtown, Italian

Claude’s Restaurant  (631) 283-6500  Suffolk – Southampton, American

Danfords Hotel  (631) 928-5200  Suffolk – Port Jefferson, New American

Drift 82  (631) 714-4950  Suffolk – Patchogue, American

Garden Grill Restaurant  (631) 265-8771  Suffolk – Smithtown, American

Grasso’s  (631) 367-6060  Suffolk – Cold Spring Harbor, New American

H20 East Islip  (631) 277-4800  Suffolk – East Islip, Seafood

H20 Smithtown   (631) 361-6464  Suffolk – Smithtown, Seafood

Honu Kitchen & Cocktails  (631) 421-6900  Suffolk – Huntington, American

Imperial Meat Company (631) 824-6222  Suffolk – Huntington, Steakhouse

Irish Coffee Pub   (631) 277-0007  Suffolk – East Islip, Continental

Jonathan’s Ristorante  (631) 549-0055  Suffolk – Huntington, Italian

Le Soir Restaurant  (631) 472-9090  Suffolk – Bayport, French

Mill Pond House Restaurant  (631) 261-7663  Suffolk – Centerport, New American

Monsoon   (631) 587-4400  Suffolk – Babylon, Asian

Nantuckets  (631) 509-4848  Suffolk – Port Jefferson, American

Orto  (631) 473-0014  Suffolk – Miller Place, Italian

Pasta Pasta  (631) 331-5335  Suffolk – Port Jefferson, Italian

RHUM Island Inspired Cuisine & Rum Bar  (631) 569-5944  Suffolk – Patchogue, Eclectic

Salt & Barrel  (631) 647-8818  Suffolk – BayShore, Seafood

Shippys Pumpernickels Restaurant East  (631) 287-6782  Suffolk – Southampton, German

Snapper Inn  (631) 589-0248  Suffolk – Oakdale, Seafood

Strip Steak  (631) 650-6777  Suffolk – Great River, Steakhouse

The LakeHouse Restaurant  (631) 666-0995  Suffolk – Bay Shore, New American

The Oar Steak & Seafood  (631) 654-8266  Suffolk – Patchogue, Seafood

The Pine Grove Inn  (631) 569-5719  Suffolk – Patchogue, American

The Waterview at Port Jefferson  (631) 473-1440  Suffolk – Port Jefferson, Mediterranean

Verace  (631) 277-3800  Suffolk – Islip, Italian

View Restaurant  (631) 589-2694  Suffolk – Oakdale, Seafood

Vittorio’s Italian Steakhouse (631) 264-3333  Suffolk – Amityville, Steakhouse

Bellport HS Students Clean Up Village Marina 64

Bellport High School students braced the cold on January 10th to clean up the Bellport Village Marina, also known as “The Dock,” after a winter storm partially flooded the location. The activity was sponsored by the Key Club under the direction of co-advisers Lori Dougherty and Meredith McCarthy. The student-volunteers collected four large trash bags of paper and plastic debris to assist in preserving the local bay area and to prevent a negative impact on the ecosystem.

Photo courtesy of the South Country Central School District

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