CCE in the News

At CCE of Suffolk, our goal is to bring beneficial information and data to the residents of Suffolk County and beyond. We work hard to bring information on our research, educational programs and events to the public, elected officials, community groups and to the media. Over the years, our many accomplishments and education programs have been featured in media outlets locally, regionally, nationally and even internationally.

Northforker - Feb 13, 2021

CCE’s human development team introduces parents to specific ways they can help their children (and themselves) through this time. With more than 50 years of combined experience, our educators have plenty of valuable advice for parents worried about the well-being of their family this winter.

Bundle Up! Both kids and parents benefit from spending time in nature during winter

In the Newsday LI Life
Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021

The cover story is about the Spring Gardening School offered by CCE Suffolk. It's gone virtual!

Read it here...


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Well-known Weed Scientist Andy Senesac wins Excellence in Integrated Pest Management award

Andrew Senesac, Weed Science Specialist for Cornell Cooperative Extension, Suffolk County, received an Excellence in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Award from the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM) for his decades-long career helping New York State growers manage the weeds that can reduce the yield and quality of their crops.

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Elizabeth Lamb and Dr Nora Catlin present Andrew Senesac an Excellence in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Award from the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM)

For Immediate Release: El Bravo Supermarket celebrated as newest "Healthy Corner Store" location in Patchogue by CCE-Suffolk, Cohen Children's Medical Center and Kohl's Keeping Kids Healthy Program

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, Cohen Children's Medical Center and Kohl's Keeping Kids Healthy celebrated El Bravo Supermarket in Patchogue as Long Island's most recent 'Healthy Corner Store' (HCS) in a kickoff event on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.

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Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri delivers a procilation to El Bravo Supermarket owner Jose Bonilla, pictured with CCE-Suffolk Executive Director Vanessa Pino Lockel


'They all died': Peconic Bay scallop harvesting season appears lost

By Mark Harrington @MHarringtonNews 

Peconic Bay scallops, which endured a historic die-off last year, appear to have suffered an even worse fate this year as baymen say early trips show none are to be found, and researchers continue to study multiple potential causes...

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Great East End Soil + Sea Conversation Gets Rave Reviews

Dear Drawdown East End friends,

If you missed the Great East End Soil + Sea Conversation panel presented by Southampton Arts Center, a zoom discussion inspired by the world film premier of Kiss the Ground, below is the link to the recorded video, as well as links to the panelists sites. 

Zoom Panel on Vimeo:

On YouTube:

A huge thank you to our panelists and special guests sharing their expertise. Deborah Aller, Agricultural Stewardship Specialist, Soil Scientist, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Christopher Gobler, Chair of Coastal Ecology + Conservation, and Professor School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, Mimi Edelman, owner i&me farm, leader with Slow Food East End, Edwina Von Gal, author, founder of the Perfect Earth Project and 2/3 for The Birds, and special guests Laurie and Bill Benenson, producers, Kiss the Ground.

We asked the panelists to give us some advice on what we can all do to help transition our East End to a regenerative food system and economy: Talk About It, Buy Local through Farmstands and Oystergrowers, Use the Power of Your Purse, Know your Farmer, Know your Landscaper, Know your Park (and ask what are you putting on the soil and why? There is a suite of regenerative practices that enrich soil with no chemicals!)

Panelist Info:

Producers Laurie and Bill Benenson:

Mimi Edelman:

Deborah Aller, PhD

Roxanne Zimmer:

Chris Gobler, PhD:

Edwina von Gal

Other links noted during panel:

Thank you all!

Last updated February 23, 2021