CCE-Suffolk in the News

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Spotted lanternfly poses threat to East End vineyards, Police urge residents to lock cars after string of vehicle thefts

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Free Diabetic Screenings and Education Services at Brookhaven Town Hall

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Calverton farmer Jeff Rottkamp and farm finance executive Pat Wiles honored by L.I. Farm Bureau - RiverheadLOCAL

The Long Island Farm Bureau honored Jeff Rottkamp of Rottkamp’s Fox Hollow Farm in Calverton and Patrick Wiles, Farm Credit East’s Riverhead branch manager, with awards for their contributions to Long Island’s agriculture industry during the organization’s 101st Awards Gala Friday night at the Riverhead Polish Hall.

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Offshore developer helps revive US oyster habitats

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Project Aims to Clean Up Water, Revive Oyster Harvesting

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Community Offshore Wind Helps Revitalize Oyster Habitats on Long Island With Huntington-Northport Oyster Reef Project

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Governor Hochul Announces Distribution of $5.7 Million in Federal COVID-19 Relief to New York's Marine Fishing Industries

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Suffolk Closeup: Tribute to a protector of the natural world

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Cornell University to Team Up With DEC to Monitor Striped Bass

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District Six And The Town Board Meeting

Screenshot from the recording of the April 28 North Hempstead town board meeting. (Photo taken from the North Hempstead town website) On April 28, the Town of North Hempstead held a lengthy town board meeting. The meeting lasted close to four hours and discussed 68 different items. Items on the list ...

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Cornell Cooperative Extension hosts biggest mental health awareness campaign to date - Shelter Island Reporter

During the month of May in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is holding its biggest mental health awareness campaign to date, according to educator Cara Weiner Sultan. “What we’ve done this year is we’ve really raised the bar,” Ms. Weiner Sultan said. “We want as much information, as...

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Project adds oysters to bay to improve water quality, establish marine habitats

North Hempstead Town and the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County want to add about 1 million spat-on-shell oysters to three parts of Manhasset Bay.

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Congratulations to Dr. Matt Sclafani, Dr. Steve Tettelbach, Dr. Justin Bopp, Scott Hughes, and Jason Havelin on their research projects that were recently published in peer-reviewed scientific journals! Their work involved studying the impacts of whelks and other predatory species on bay scallops and the related implications on our restoration efforts.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-022-04033-y?fbclid=...


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Mess Makers

It's ok to play in the mud and slime at these kids' classes.

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Farmers ramp up protection for flocks after cases of avian influenza confirmed in owls on North Fork

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Two 'scary' diseases found in NY ticks

As weather warms up, risk of tickborne diseases returns.

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Want to get into composting, but not sure how to start? Let us guide your way

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Abandoned lobster traps in Long Island Sound to be removed

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A beeline for spring: Gardening school, groups can help you help pollinators

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Projects in the Field: Northeast USA fishermen Going Paperless in Transition to Electronic Vessel Trip Reporting


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Freezing shellfish broodstock might give the industry an efficiency boost

A research project from Cornell University has found that shellfish broodstock can be kept alive at low temperatures and used in future seedings – significantly cutting waste and making hatcheries more efficient.

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Spread Seeds of Love for the East End This Valentine’s Day

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Back to the Bays initiative continues to make a difference in local waters

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Honoring Olmsted:Lecture to spotlight architect inspired by Adirondacks

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April 26, 2022, marks the 200th birthday of the author, journalist, public official, city planner and father of American landscape architecture. Frederick Law Olmsted.

The Adirondack Garden Club (AGC) held a virtual discussion of “The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted, given by Roxanne Zimmer.

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Tu Prensa Local rinde homenaje a los latinos más destacados del año: Aquellos que con su trabajo diario engrandecen nuestra comunidad

https://tuprensalocal.com/tu-prensa-local-rinde-ho...


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‘Healthy Corner Store’ launches in Glen Cove


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Community Education launches another “Healthy Corner Store” in Glen Cove


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Eastern Long Island vineyards look to ward off spotted lanternflies

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The Suffolk Times published an article on the invasive Spotted Lantern Fly, which is of concern to East End growers.

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Port Jeff Pulse covered the Cornell Creates Community event held November 4, 2021 at the Port Jefferson Village Center. Watch the interview with our executive director, Vanessa Lockel.


Our Community and Nutrition Program Educator Anthony Garcia gave an interview in Spanish to La Fiesta 98.5 explaining support strategies to help lactating mothers.

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North Fork farmers see ‘record-breaking’ apple crop this fall

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An apple tree at Wickham’s Fruit Farm in Cutchogue: (Credit: David Benthal)


https://suffolktimes.timesreview.com/2021/10/north-fork-farmers-see-record-breaking-apple-crop-this-fall/


Our Executive Director talks all things CCE-Suffolk with PoliticsNY


https://politicsny.com/2021/10/11/politicsny-with-...


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When this dietician has questions about her backyard farm, she turns to CCE-Suffolk!


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Legislator Nick Caracappa tours Suffolk County Farm

Suffolk County Legislator Nick Caracappa was recently invited to tour the Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank, operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE). Caracappa’s colleague, Legislator Jim Mazzarella also attended.

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Shellfish experts warn of scallop die-off in the Peconic Bay for third year in a row

The experts say the adult scallops have died or are dying in mass amounts after spawning earlier this year.

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Caregiver Support - Local groups help grandparents

Reporter Beth Whitehouse highlights the work of our Community Education Program’s PASTA or Parenting the Second Time Around initiative.

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New program lets SNAP users double up on produce from LI farms

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A press event at Thera Farms in Brentwood focused on our Community Education Team’s nutritional programs and the SNAP ed benefits for our community members offered at local farmers markets!

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Conozca a la latina que lleva las riendas de la Extensión Cooperativa de la Universidad de Cornell en el condado de Suffolk


South Fork Sea Farmers, Kelp is on the Way!

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Debbie Aller, Agricultural Stewardship Specialist, participated in an informational discussion about the benefits of kelp farming!

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LIBN/NOW Weekly Webinar

CCE-Suffolk’s Judi Veeck, Director of Development & Public Affairs and Kristin Gerbino, Fisheries Specialist were invited to speak with LI Business News about the state of the Island’s fisheries and how we get the word out that LOCAL is best!


An evening of pride

Suffolk Farm hosts family-fun night in honor of Pride Month

In honor of Pride Month in June, a family-fun event was recently hosted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County at the Suffolk County Farm & Education Center in Yaphank. The event featured a drag show story hour hosted by Bella Noche, as well as crafting, cooking demonstrations, hayrides and family fun. 

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Front Page News!

The local fish story made the front page of the July 9-15, 2021 Long Island Business News! See attached. Reporter Adina Genn did a great job – she tells the story very well. Congrats!

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Pride at the Farm celebration held in Yaphank

An event to celebrate Pride Month attracted nearly 300 people to the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center in Yaphank last week.

The June 30 Pride at the Farm event was hosted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County and its 4-H Youth Development initiative.



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The Pride at the Farm programming featured Drag Queen Story Hour with Bella Noche, a Family Chat session, rainbow grilled cheese demonstrations, creation of a Pride flag mural, hayrides, nutrition workshops, and other activities.

The Cornell Cooperative Extension runs an extensive Family Health and Wellness program that aims to help “diverse youth and adults reach their fullest potential as capable, competent, and caring citizens.”


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Executive Director Vanessa Pino Lockel was on LI News Radio with Jay Oliver talking about our programs and outreach across Suffolk County.


Cornell Cooperative Extension | WCBS-880AM's Tick Segment featuring CCE’s Dr Tamson Yeh

Tick species have become a growing concern in the United States. Tick species and their associated diseases vary by location and region. It is important to be aware of ticks and the signs of the diseases they carry.  
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Latin Impact Awards - Schneps Media

The awards recognize leaders in the community, volunteers, philanthropists, business owners & employees from all sectors; as a way of saying “Thank you” for making a difference in the day to day lives of others.

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We're so proud to have Executive Director Vanessa Pino Lockel as an honoree at the Latin Impact Awards.

The awards recognize community leaders, volunteers, philanthropists, business owners & employees from all sectors; as a way of saying "Thank you" for making a difference in the day to day lives of others.

https://www.schnepsmedia.com/el-correo/latin-impact-awards/


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TuPrensaLocal Highlighted some of our Community Education Spanish language nutrition programs:

https://tuprensalocal.com/cce-ofrecera-talleres-virtuales-con-las-claves-para-tener-una-familia-mas-saludable-y-feliz/


Horseshoe Crabs: The Real Blue Bloods Of The Hamptons, Vulnerable To Extinction

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A serpentine path winds through the beachgrass, and volunteers — their feet bare or booted — traverse soft white sand. 

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This is a Southampton Press cover story - June 2021


CCE Entomologist, Dan Gilrein speaks with CBS News about an invasive pest on LI


CCE Executive Director Vanessa Lockel speaks with La Fiesta radio, 98.5.
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Watch video here:
https://www.facebook.com/LaFiesta985FM/videos/775250203398518/


Coffee with the Supervisor

CCE-Suffolk Executive Director Vanessa Lockel and Community Education Program Director, Dr. Zahrine Bajwa join Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine for his televised interview program, “Coffee with the Supervisor”. Supervisor Romaine, a long time friend of CCE, was interested in the consolidation of program areas creating Community Education.


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.

https://northforker.com/2021/02/this-advice-from-n...

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

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Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Spring Gardening School Goes Virtual March 20

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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!

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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

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

By Mark Harrington mark.harrington@newsday.com @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

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 video. 



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Thank you Newsday for the coverage of the Suffolk County Farm. It's a great place to visit. Read the article here.


The Work We Do

The Work We Do is a multimedia series showcasing locals on the job. This is Kerri Reda of Cornell Cooperative Extension. Presented by Times Review Media Group.

Last updated August 11, 2022