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Saturday
Jan122019

Kings Park Business Nouvelle Landscaping Rebrands As It Looks To The Future

Nouvelle Landscaping & Construction, Inc. Rebrands as Nouvelle Group, Inc.

The rebrand reflects the company’s evolution in the construction space and renewed focus on commercial projects across Long Island

Kings Park business ​Nouvelle Landscaping & Construction, Inc. has announced that it has rebranded as Nouvelle Group, Inc. The rebrand reflects the company’s evolution in the construction space and intentions of continuing to scale its portfolio with multi-million dollar commercial projects.

“We’ve reallocated the majority of our resources and manpower to commercial projects to accommodate growing customer demand,” said Michael Geoffrion Jr., co-owner and COO of Nouvelle Group. “While we’re moving in another direction, we’re still taking on residential customers.”

Nouvelle Group is a fully licensed and insured general contracting company specializing in commercial properties throughout Long Island. The company’s services include design-build, renovation, pre-construction, general contracting, construction management and new construction.

The family-owned business, formerly known as Nouvelle Landscaping & Construction, has been servicing residential and commercial customers since 2010. A father-son duo, the company’s owners have nearly 40 years of combined construction experience in the New York metropolitan area.

“This rebrand marks a new beginning for Nouvelle,” said Michael Geoffrion Sr., co-owner and CEO of Nouvelle Group. “We’re expecting to rapidly grow our portfolio in 2019 by continuing to deliver our services with integrity, honesty and accountability.”

About Nouvelle Group, Inc.

Nouvelle Group, Inc. is a fully licensed and insured general contractor specializing in commercial properties throughout New York’s Nassau and Suffolk counties. Headquartered in Kings Park, NY, the family-owned business, formerly known as Nouvelle Landscaping & Construction, Inc., has been serving residential and commercial customers on Long Island since 2010. Nouvelle Group is a member of the Kings Park Chamber of Commerce.

 

Saturday
Jan122019

Invasive Species Emerald Ash Borer Has Made Its Way To LI

 

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Cornell Cooperative Extension Suffolk County announced today that emerald ash borer (EAB) has been confirmed for the first time in Eastern Long Island, on private property in the Town of Southold. Cornell Cooperative Extension confirmed larval specimens from infested trees earlier this month.

EAB is native to Asia and was first discovered in the U.S. in 2002 in southeastern Michigan. This invasive beetle infests and kills North American ash species (Fraxinus), including green, white, black, and blue ash. Although not a large component of Long Island’s forest ecosystem, ash trees are often used as an amenity or shade tree in landscapes and along roadsides. Extensive losses from EAB reinforces the importance of diversity in New York’s urban forest canopy.

EAB infestation is difficult to detect during its early stages. Later signs of infestation include woodpecker activity and outer bark removed, numerous shoots produced on trunks or limbs, tree canopy yellowing or dieback, browning of leaves, and winding galleries in the inner bark. EAB has also been reported to attack fringe-trees (Chionanthus virginicus), a native shrub or small tree sometimes used in landscapes in New York State. After the pest is established in an area, heavily damaged trees may not recover.

The public is encouraged to send suspect samples and direct inquiries to the local Cooperative Extension Diagnostic Lab office in Suffolk County, and in Nassau County.

EAB larvae feed in the cambium layer just below the bark, disrupting the transport of water and nutrients into the crown and killing the tree often within a few years. Emerging adult beetles leave distinctive 1/8-inch D-shaped exit holes in the outer bark of the branches and the trunk. Adults are roughly 3/8 to 5/8 inches long with metallic green wing covers and a coppery red or purple abdomen. They may be present from late May through early September but are most common in June and July.

Although ash trees and wood are no longer subject to quarantine in the State, DEC invasive species regulations still prohibit most movement of EAB and other prohibited species, with some exemptions for identification and disposal. DEC firewood regulations regulate the movement of untreated firewood of all species to prevent the spread of invasive tree pests, including EAB. DEC recommends that wood from ash trees that have been infested and/or killed by EAB be left or utilized on site, or chipped to less than one inch in at least two dimensions to prevent further spread.

Governor Cuomo’s state budget includes $13.3 million in the State’s Environmental Protection Fund targeted specifically for invasive species related initiatives.

For more information about emerald ash borer, please visit DEC’s website. Occurrences of EAB and other invasive species can be reported to the DEC’s Forest Health Diagnostic Laboratory by emailing photographs to foresthealth@dec.ny.gov.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/press.html

Friday
Jan112019

Donations Of Formal Wear Needed For LI Students

Do you have formal wear hanging up in your closet that you never wear and is just taking up space?

We are collecting for the many Long Island students that are in need of formal wear for the upcoming prom season.

Items Needed:

  • Formal wear
  • Dresses
  • Suits/shirts
  • Accessories
  • Shoes
  • Ties

All donations of formal wear that are clean, gently used and in good condition will be accepted. Please send all donations to Burr Intermediate School, attention Debbie Virga by February 25, 2019.  

More info: http://www.commackschools.org/Downloads/FormalWearDriveFlyer1-2019.pdf 

 

Friday
Jan042019

It's A Girl! First Baby Of 2019 At St. Catherine Of Siena Medical Center

SMITHTOWN, NEW YORK—New parents Luz Renderos and Nelson Orlando Albarracin welcomed 2019 with a new bundle of joy—baby girl Leah Isabella Albarracin. Baby Leah arrived at 3:44 pm on January 2, 2019 and was the first baby the Maternity Department at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center rang special chimes for throughout the Hospital. Baby Leah was delivered by Dr. Dodis Kohan, weighing in at 6 lbs. 15 oz., and was exactly 20 in. long.

St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center is a Baby-Friendly® Designated birth facility—the first hospital to earn the designation in Suffolk County. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc., is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (“BFHI”), a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, this prestigious international award recognizes birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.