09/29/14 8:00am

 

COURTESY PHOTO Greg Clements and a 45-inch bass caught on a surface popper on an early morning trip to Plum Gut.

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Greg Clements and a 45-inch bass caught on a surface popper on an early morning trip to Plum Gut.

The striped bass fishery along the East Coast from Maine through the Carolinas is in serious trouble and stands a very good chance of flatlining as it did in the 1980s. (more…)

09/26/14 2:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

There have been some circumnavigations of note around Shelter Island lately.

Last week the Great Peconic Race had its inaugural run with almost 90 people paddling around our shores. And Friday afternoon with Hap Bowditch — welder, craftsman and artist — as my guide, I made the circuit. (more…)

09/26/14 8:00am

 

COURTESY PHOTO Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount, in Lenox, Massachusetts, as seen from the gardens.

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Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount, in Lenox, Massachusetts, as seen from the gardens.

Edith Wharton, born in 1862, is probably better known for her novels and Pulitzer Prize or as a friend of Henry James’ than for her gardens, but it’s hard to say in which one she took the greater pride. (more…)

09/21/14 12:00pm
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

The closing of four and likely five of the dozen casino hotels in Atlantic City should cause public officials in Suffolk County and New York State to wake up.

The fantasy of legalized gambling providing a huge boost to governmental economies is a bad bet.
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