COURTESY PHOTO Governor Andrew Cuomo
Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday told the U.S. Secretary of Commerce that the state will sue the Department of Commerce and fishery regulatory bodies if changes aren’t made to the fluke quota, which he says hurt New York’s economy and commercial fishing families.
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Blue-green algae on the surface of Fresh Pond on a July morning near the town landing off Lake Drive.
This past summer, excessive nitrogen affected water quality across Long Island — and Shelter Island was no exception. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO A lone star tick.
Southold Town’s pilot program to spray a cedar oil tick repellent at the horse trail near North Bayview Road in Southold was successful in cutting down the number of ticks collected along the path. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
The Plum Island Lighthouse.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill July 25 to prevent the sale of Plum Island by the federal government to the highest bidder for the second time. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Dr. Scott Campbell
Summer on Shelter Island comes with warnings about ticks and concerns about the illnesses they can transmit, such as Lyme disease. But lately other lesser-known tick-borne ailments are grabbing the attention of East End locals, who reach out to experts because they are concerned the situation is worsening. (more…)