09/21/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Camryn Page, Taylor Tybaert, Dr. Bill Zitek and Elizabeth Cummings cleaning the beaches of Mashomack Preserve.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Camryn Page, Taylor Tybaert, Dr. Bill Zitek and Elizabeth Cummings cleaning the beaches of Mashomack Preserve.

“Today, plastic has been found in 62% of all sea birds and in 100% of sea turtle species.”

These disturbing statistics come courtesy of the Ocean Conservancy and confirm what many of us may have already suspected.

We’re literally killing ourselves (and our fellow living beings) with garbage — much of it plastic, which we love as consumers because it is strong, durable and long-lasting, and hate as environmentalists for exactly the same reason. (more…)

09/13/17 5:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | COURTESY PHOTO From left, Moira Smiley, Seamus Egan and Kyle Sanna performing in concert. All three will be making music creekside at Sylvester Manor on September 16, 2017.

COURTESY PHOTO | COURTESY PHOTO
From left, Moira Smiley, Seamus Egan and Kyle Sanna performing in concert. All three will be making music creekside at Sylvester Manor on September 16, 2017.

Seamus Egan spends a lot of time on the road. On Monday, the multi-talented musician, a founding member of the band Solas, returned home from a gig in Alaska.

“We were up there five days and six nights,” said Mr. Egan by phone shortly after landing in Philadelphia, where he lives. “There was an active solar flare going on there. The last night leaving the hotel to go to the airport, we saw a few bits of it.”  (more…)

09/07/17 2:00pm
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO And they’re off! Stand up paddleboarders begin their race around Shelter Island from Wades Beach Saturday morning.

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO  |  And they’re off! The 4th annual Great Peconic Race is this Saturday, September 9. Paddlers of all types of craft will take part.

PADDLE FOR THE PECONIC

The 4th annual Great Peconic Race is Saturday, September 9 with the start and finish at Wades Beach, and a party at the beach following the race. (more…)

08/04/17 4:30pm
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | Composer Bruce Wolosoff at the piano in his Shelter Island home.

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | Composer Bruce Wolosoff at the piano in his Shelter Island home.

Even if you’ve never been there before, it’s easy to figure out which house on Peconic Avenue belongs to Bruce Wolosoff.

All you have to do is follow the music. (more…)

07/20/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Rita Braver.

COURTESY PHOTO | Rita Braver.

For decades, Rita Braver has covered the news — quite a bit of it. She started out in the trenches, working as a beat correspondent for CBS News back in 1972 and moved on to covering stories about law, politics and the White House as her regular bread and butter. (more…)