Agri-processing plant to help East Enders (Newsday)

♦ A 100,000-square-foot agri-processing plant opening in Calverton could allow East End farmers, winemakers and fishermen to greatly expand the market area for their products, state officials said.

The Agri-Park, supported by a $500,000 grant from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Council initiative, will be a public-private partnership that will allow local growers and fishermen […]

Empty Car Lots Hard to Revamp (LIBN)

♦ Sustainable Long Island is featured in the Long Island Business News this week on our study which found strict zoning, overlapping governments and environmental challenges as the biggest obstacles to transform closed car dealerships. Read the full article below:

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USDA Deputy Secretary Merrigan to Host #ASKUSDA Virtual Office Hours on Local Food

On Tuesday, July 24, at 1:30 pm EDT, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan will host a live Twitter chat focusing on the Department’s support for local and regional food systems and the recent release of the 2.0 version of the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass. Deputy Secretary Merrigan will answer your questions […]

LI Young Entrepeneur Challenge

The Long Island Young Entrepreneur Challenge (LI YEC), sponsored by Empire Facilities Management Group in partnership with Capital One Bank, is now accepting entries through July 20, 2012 at 5pm EST. This is an exciting opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to win $10,000 in start-up funding, mentorship from a Capital One Bank executive, and additional […]

Pollution program launches in Wyandanch

♦ (via Newsday) The state Department of Environmental Conservation has chosen Wyandanch as one of four locations for the launch of a program aimed at reducing pollution in low-income communities.

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Town Considers Wincoram Commons

♦ Proposed project highlights smart growth redevelopment

The Brookhaven Town Planning Board is reviewing whether a Rochester-based company with designs on constructing a $55 million mixed-use development at the former United Artists theater in Coram qualifies for the town’s Blight to Light program.

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