Rethinking Ronkonkoma (New York Times Letter to the Editor)

♦ Recently The New York Times had a small editorial on Ronkonkoma’s downtown and train station. Below is the piece “Rethinking Ronkonkoma” followed by Sustainable Long Island’s response/letter to the editor.


Better for LI to grow together (Newsday Letter to the Editor)

♦ Last Week Newsday had an interesting opinion piece on Long Island planning moving forward. Below is the piece “Will Long Island… Grow together or grow apart?” followed by Sustainable Long Island’s Board President Ruth Negron-Gaines’ response/letter to the editor.


Sustainable Long Island Awarded $45,000 in Support of Redeveloping Closed Auto-dealerships

♦ The Citi Foundation has awarded Sustainable Long Island a $45,000 grant to support the redevelopment of closed auto-dealership corridors in four low-to-moderate income communities across Long Island.


Town of Southampton Launches Flanders Farm Fresh Food Project

♦ The Town of Southampton kicked off its Flanders Farm Fresh Food Project Saturday (7/16/11) with a press conference announcing the opening of a youth-staffed community farmer’s’ market at the Flanders Crohan Community Center. Organized by Town of Southampton Councilwoman Bridget Fleming and the Southampton Town Housing Authority – with technical assistance provided by Sustainable […]

Village Holds Public Hearing For Downtown Revitalization (Anton Community Newspapers)

♦ Village officials held a public hearing on Monday, July 11 at the Farmingdale Public Library to field questions and concerns from residents regarding the Village of Farmingdale’s proposed downtown revitalization efforts that would affect 60 acres of land. The hearing included an environmental analysis of their downtown revitalization efforts.


Village of Farmingdale Downtown Master Plan and DGEIS Public Hearing

♦ The Village of Farmingdale will be holding a public hearing on the environmental analysis of the Village’s downtown revitalization efforts on Monday, July 11, 2011 at 7 pm at the Farmingdale Public Library.