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"The Long Island Sound and Peconic Estuary are precious features of our life, culture and economy here in the First Congressional District of New York. We are blessed to be surrounded by water on three sides; however, with this blessing comes the responsibility of ensuring our waters are supported and protected.
U.S. Senators from New York and Connecticut together with the co-chairs of the House Long Island Sound Caucus today introduced legislation to continue funding for Long Island Sound water quality and shore restoration programs.
Westhampton Beach-based coastal geologist Aram Terchunian was one of two Long Islanders asked to share their expertise and insight at last week’s U.S. House of Representatives Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing focusing on the need for flood insurance reform.
WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY — For years, East End residents have benefitted from Aram Terchunian's expertise on a plethora of coastal issues.
Legislation to provide a combined $65 million per year to protect Long Island Sound water quality and restore the shoreline has been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate.
The Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act would fund two programs at $40 million and $25 million per year through 2020, Congressional staffers said.
Rep. Lee Zeldin met with students from the Montauk Public School Wednesday, answering questions about the legislative process.
Zeldin joined eighth grade students from the Montauk Public School following their tour of the Capitol, a release said.
Zeldin then took a photo with the students in front of the Statue of Freedom in the Capitol Visitors Center.
Cub Scout Pack 589 from Hauppauge recently hosted a Blue and Gold banquet.
The banquets are held to celebrate the pack's anniversary as well as thank pack leaders and other adults who have helped the pack, and inspire the leaders, Scouts, and parents.
The Hauppauge held their awards ceremony on March 11 at the Stonebridge Country Club.
MATTITUCK, NY — Rep. Lee Zeldin took a stand for the environment Monday, hosting a press conference to urge Congress to continue funding the Long Island Sound Restoration and National Estuary Programs.
Those efforts, he said, are important, "should continue — and certainly not be eliminated," he said.
Rep. Lee Zeldin is calling on Congress to approve funding for the Long Island Sound Program and the National Estuary Program and to pass the Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act.
Congressman Lee Zeldin, co-chair of the Long Island Sound Caucus and a founding member of the bipartisan Congressional Estuary Caucus, joined by local elected officials and environmental advocates at press conference on Monday calling for full support of the Long Island Sound Program and National Estuary Program.