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

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

Suffolk County Tackles Single-Use Plastic

A proposed fifth bill in a series of single-use plastic bills was laid on the table at a Suffolk County legislature public hearing, Tuesday March 5, that would require vendors to implement sustainable packing measures. This bill would require businesses to transition from plastic materials, like styrofoam peanuts and bubble wrap, to paper or cardboard … Continue reading Suffolk County Tackles Single-Use Plastic

Long Island Hemp & CBD Businesses Face Potential Cannabis Ban

Meg Pfautz mans the front desk of The Open Minded Organics apothecary which offers a variety of CBD products produced at the farm. By Katherine Hoey and August Fei. Originally on The Osprey. Open Minded Organics Farms opened its apothecary store’s doors on March 1st in Sag Harbor, but a looming cannabis ban threatens to … Continue reading Long Island Hemp & CBD Businesses Face Potential Cannabis Ban

Suffolk Schools Outdated Vaping Policies go up in Smoke as Epidemic Spreads Across Long Island

Brandon Johnson, 17, smokes a Juul in front of North Babylon High School. By Katherine Hoey and Erika Peters. Originally on The Osprey. Two more Suffolk County school districts are expected to join a new program by the end of February and early March alongside the county’s Department of Health to rethink how students are educated … Continue reading Suffolk Schools Outdated Vaping Policies go up in Smoke as Epidemic Spreads Across Long Island