An offshore wind farm may soon be built 30 miles from Montauk Point, bringing renewable energy to stabilize electricity prices and improving air quality on Long Island.
The Deepwater Wind Energy Center, situated between Long Island and New England, would be the nation's first 200-turbine, 900-megawatt offshore regional energy center. Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island-based project developer, estimates that the energy center will produce enough electricity to power 350,000 homes — about 10 percent of Long Island's electricity needs — and displace over 1.7 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
The wind project is located in the federal waters of the Atlantic Ocean on the Outer Continental Shelf, about 30 miles east of Montauk and 15 miles southeast of Martha's Vineyard. The company says the turbines won't be visible from land.
The family of a Hampton Bays teen killed by a drunk driver in August, 2009, says a civil suit against the Mattituck resident who hit him is now underway in court.
, 15, was struck by a car driven by Mattituck resident Caroline Goss while standing with his bicycle and talking with friends at the corner of Ponquogue Avenue and Argonne Road.
A press conference was held Tuesday morning outside Suffolk County criminal court by Edmond Chakmakian, the attorney for the Marino family, to announce that the civil suit has started.
The "kingpin" behind a major drug ring that distributed cocaine across the East End was operating out of his Riverhead home, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said on Tuesday.
"This was clearly a multimillion dollar operation," Spota said.
Robert Love, 58, of 29 Oakland Drive South, was allegedly involved in a Bronx-to-Riverhead drug ring delivering up to 3 kilos a week of powder cocaine; hidden "traps" were used to hide drugs in cars during runs, police say.
Spota held to announce the dismantling of the ring.
Vice President Joe Biden is coming to the Hamptons Aug. 24 to attend a fundraiser hosted by Nathan Lane for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, according to an invitation.
James Taylor will provide musical entertainment during the East End for Obama event at the home of Ellen Chesler and Matthew Mallow in Bridgehampton.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, of New York, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, of New Jersey, and Rep. Tim Bishop, of Southampton, will also be in attendance at the fundraiser, which promises guests that they can share refreshments and conversation with the vice president.
Heather Domino, the 23-year-old daughter of Michael Domino, a Southold Town Trustee and local environmental activist, died in an apparent drowning in a Southold swimming pool on the afternoon of July 31,reported.
Domino was found unconscious in a swimming pool at 5:49 p.m. at 3950 Old North Road in Southold, police said. Members of the and Southold Town Police Department responded, recovered her body from the pool and attempted to resuscitate her. She was transported by ambulance to Eastern Long Island Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said. The incident is under investigation by the Southold Town Police Detective Division.