12/04/16 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

A world expert on horseshoe crabs is worried about their extinction after 455 million years of life on Earth — largely because the crab has become a delicacy in some Asian nations. (more…)

12/03/16 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I certainly did — cooking my turkey here and then bringing it to my 95-year-old mother’s house in Northport. Other guests showed up and we had a wonderful time.

This was one of the few times I cooked a bird that had been frozen. I always thought fresh killed was better.

No one seemed to taste a difference. (more…)

12/03/16 11:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

If you know, let us know. Send your responses to [email protected] or phone at (631) 749-1000, extension 18. (more…)

12/03/16 8:00am
GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR PHOTO

GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR PHOTO

We had heard stories about families fracturing and dis-inviting members to Thanksgiving for voting the wrong way in the election.

As we motored up to Cape Cod for our annual gathering, there was no worry about that happening in our clan. We all were born into Eisenhower Republican families, and some of us had morphed into Democrats and Independents. But no one, as far as we knew, had lurched into Trump World. There would be no angry confrontations, no finger-pointing. It never, miraculously, became a topic of conversation at the dinner table. (more…)

11/30/16 10:00am

 

SARAH SHEPHERD PHOTO

SARAH SHEPHERD PHOTO

The wild air blows through the branches on this old hillside of white pine trees. These moments spent in nature teach me another layer of the woods. One that can only be learned from the trees in this season and place. There are many species of the pine tree (or genus Pinus). One of the most useful trees, providing medicine, food, shelter and fuel.  (more…)