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New pests take a huge toll on local trees

Ash trees are not expected to survive the infestation of the invasive emerald ash borer, while southern pine beetles are devastating pines in Suffolk, and spotted lanternfly infestations, now moving east in Suffolk, pose a threat to vineyards.

Suffolk comptroller investigating county’s handling of ‘sick building’ in Riverhead

DPW's chief engineer edited a environmental consultant's report on air quality at the Cornell Cooperative Extension building in Riverhead, which has been mostly vacant for more than a year due to employee complaints of odors and illnesses.

County’s ‘sick building’ in Riverhead, mostly vacant since June 2018, to get new HVAC units

County legislators are moving ahead with $450,000 replacement of HVAC units at Cooperative Extension building, where employees complained of odors and illness for over a year.

Thanks to volunteer gardeners, an eyesore courtyard is transformed

Master Gardener Volunteers transformed a desolate, neglected courtyard where the county gallows once stood into a tranquil place of beauty.

Workers moved out of county building on Griffing Avenue over air quality concerns

The county office building on Griffing Avenue has been largely vacated due to recurring complaints by workers over the past year of headaches, dizziness and nausea.