Greater Long Island

Here are some articles I wrote as an intern with Greater Long Island publications, including photos, videos, and social media components. I have worked for Greater Moriches, Greater Patchogue, Greater Babylon, and Greater Port Jefferson. 14 photos: E. Patchogue man wins Smith Point Triathlon for 7th time Message-in-a-bottle science project found 46 years later Boutique… Continue reading Greater Long Island

Mastic home awarded to Afghanistan veteran

Eric Farina was standing beside Kevin Palacios at Brookhaven Town Hall on June 25 when it was announced that Palacios, a 30-year-old U.S Marine veteran who was injured twice while serving in Afghanistan, was awarded a mortgage-free house in Mastic through the Fairway Foundation. Palacios thought he was attending a real estate seminar on the needs of veterans,… Continue reading Mastic home awarded to Afghanistan veteran

Bellport NFL Prospect Jordan Gowins Shares Advice with Inmates

Standing at 5-foot-11 and 230 pounds, in rolled up tan jeans, suede blue dress shoes, with a Gucci fanny pack and gold jewelry, Jordan Gowins stood out among the simple-clad inmates at Riverhead Corrections facility. He took a day off from a grueling 7-days-a-week training schedule as an NFL prospect to speak with some of… Continue reading Bellport NFL Prospect Jordan Gowins Shares Advice with Inmates

Composting Problems into Solutions

Originally on Eat, Drink, and Be Long Island Business Editor On March 20, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Long Island Power Authority’s board of trustees voted to approve a food digester that will not only reduce the amount of food being sent to landfills, but also compost it and create renewable energy to go into… Continue reading Composting Problems into Solutions

Cremation Over Casket? How About Neither.

Each year around 50,000 people die in New York. While cremation and traditional burials are still the dominant methodologies of handling the dead, a third option has been gaining traction: green burials. Yet the ways in which New Yorkers are being laid to rest aren’t recorded. “States do not, on death certificates, distinguish between a… Continue reading Cremation Over Casket? How About Neither.

Stroke and Seizure Drug Moves to Clinical Trial

A potential drug compound to treat seizures and strokes, researched by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Emory University School of Medicine, went to phase one of clinical trial on April 12. The trial will be performed by NeurOp, a Georgia biotechnology company, that was co-founded in 2002 by Dr. Dennis Liotta, Executive Director of the… Continue reading Stroke and Seizure Drug Moves to Clinical Trial

More Environmental Plans Set for New York

Efforts to save the environment took precedence this Spring, as both New York State and Suffolk County legislators passed bills to further ban single-use plastic and implement waste reduction measures, with some going into effect by Jan 2020.  The Town of Brookhaven will be the first location for a compost facility east of the Mississippi… Continue reading More Environmental Plans Set for New York

Massapequa Softball Tournament Honors Player’s Passing

By Katherine Hoey and Maia Vines Thick, grey clouds weighed down on the sky, threatening to strike out a fundraiser high school softball tournament before it even began. But the clouds retreated in time for the first game, Massapequa versus West Islip. On Sunday, April 6, The Massapequa High School Chiefs played against four high… Continue reading Massapequa Softball Tournament Honors Player’s Passing

There are 256 Chemically-Contaminated Sites on Long Island

Twenty years after the closing of Lawrence Aviation Industries in Port Jefferson Station, a toxic groundwater plume and New York Supreme Court trial are still ongoing. The abandoned plant sits on 126 acres nestled between residential streets near Sheep Pasture Road. It was once a manufacturer of titanium sheeting for the aeronautics industry but closed… Continue reading There are 256 Chemically-Contaminated Sites on Long Island

Seal Population Consistent and Rising Since L.I Marine Ecologist First Started Studies in 2004

It was a sunny Saturday morning, March 16, as pairs of people emerged from cars parked on the far East side of Dune Road in Westhampton Beach. Here at Cupsogue Beach County Park, Dr. Arthur Kopelman, founder and ecologist of Coastal Research Education Society of Long Island, takes weekly expeditions toward the bayside inlet, where… Continue reading Seal Population Consistent and Rising Since L.I Marine Ecologist First Started Studies in 2004