Featured Story
02/22/17 10:00am
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO Chris Paparo with his red-tailed hawk, Emmy, on a farm in Baiting Hollow. Mr. Paparo, a licensed falconer, has trained the bird to catch prey and come to him on demand, an activity that dates back thousands of years. Emmy has caught more than two dozen animals so far this falconing season.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO
Chris Paparo with his red-tailed hawk, Emmy. Mr. Paparo, a licensed falconer, has trained the bird to catch prey and come to him on demand, an activity that dates back thousands of years.

High over the wooded hills just north of Lewin Farm in Baiting Hollow, Emmy the red-tailed hawk sits in her tree, watching me intently. Somehow, I sense her disapproval as the thick underbrush snags on my jeans and jacket. I fumble my way out of the thorns. (more…)

Featured Story
11/14/16 4:30pm
BEVERELA WALZ Scallopers out on Coecles Harbor just after sunrise today, opening day for scallops in Island waters.

BEVERELA WALZ  Scallopers on Coecles Harbor just after sunrise today, November 14, opening day for scallops in Island waters.

The fall harvest is winding down on farms all over the East End. Grapes have been picked and are fermenting, pumpkins have been carved and apples have been turned into delicious pies and warm cider.

But for our local baymen and seafood lovers, another highly anticipated harvest has just begun — the opening of bay scallop season. Today is officially opening day for scallops on “inside waters” for Island baymen.

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