music

Press picks: Songs of the summer 2019

“Doin’ Time” by Lana Del Rey by Katherine Hoey Originally on The Press. In Lana Del Rey’s typically hypnotic fashion, like falling down a rabbit hole into her dreamy world, she sings the opening lines to one of Sublime’s most notable tracks, “Doin’ Time”:             “Summertime, and the living’s easy.” It’s the fifth track on her […]

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news

Articles written as a Greater Long Island intern

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 […]

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environment, food

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 […]

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environment

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 […]

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science

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 […]

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environment

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 […]

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news

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 […]

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environment, law

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 […]

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