KELLY ZEGERS PHOTO A kayaker on Peconic Bay late last month.
As the popularity of paddle craft — such as kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards — increases across the country, so have related marine incidents.
According to the United States Coast Guard, 143 paddle sport enthusiasts died nationwide in 2015, accounting for about 29 percent of all boating deaths that year. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Justice Court
“Perhaps the town should put more pressure on the [county] health department” to get a permit allowing installation of a new bathroom facility at Volunteer Park, said Sag Harbor attorney Mary Whelan. (more…)
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Crab Creek, Monday evening.
Today will be a mostly cloudy day, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), with a 20 percent chance of showers sometime after 11 a.m. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset Firehouse could be the site of a second Shelter Island cell phone tower.
The Zoning Board of Appeals is poised to hear from John Coughlin, attorney for Deer Park’s Elite Towers, Wednesday night as he makes the case for a new tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Shelter Island EMS headquarters on Manwaring Road.
With the increase in population on the East End during summer months, there’s the usual need for increased blood donations to deal with emergencies. (more…)