Pine Barrens http://wshu.org en Wildfire training in the Pine Barrens with helicopters http://wshu.org/post/wildfire-training-pine-barrens-helicopters <p></p><p>The New York Army National Guard's Aviation Unit led a wildfire fighting exercise this weekend in Southampton. Members from the Central Pine Barrens Commission, the New York State Forest Rangers, and local fire departments learned how to coordinate firefighting on the ground and in the air. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 16:08:55 +0000 Gabrielle Fonrouge 16875 at http://wshu.org Wildfire training in the Pine Barrens with helicopters Bellone planning to pay back water quality "raid" http://wshu.org/post/bellone-planning-pay-back-water-quality-raid <p></p><p>Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is considering legislation that would pay back some $55 million that environmentalists say lawmakers "raided" from a water quality fund. This comes as environmentalists are ramping up public pressure on the issue.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:45:19 +0000 Charles Lane 14055 at http://wshu.org Bellone planning to pay back water quality "raid" Suffolk lawmakers 'raid' environmental fund http://wshu.org/post/suffolk-lawmakers-raid-environmental-fund-0 <p></p><p>Suffolk County lawmakers are set to approve a $2.8 billion budget tomorrow that, according to some, raids an environmental protection fund to plug holes in the county budget. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:54:58 +0000 Charles Lane 7880 at http://wshu.org Suffolk lawmakers 'raid' environmental fund