Opposition to the Trump administration’s plan for oil drilling off Long Island has been enormous — and bipartisan. Whether the strong and broad-based opposition will make a difference, as a series of moratoria passed by Congress in recent decades blocking Atlantic oil drilling have done, remains to be seen. (more…)
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If you know, let us know. Send your responses to [email protected] or phone (631) 749-1000, extension 18. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO All that’s left of an osprey nest, knocked down by a winter storm.
Last week, I saw an osprey flying in slow circles over the remains of an enormous nest that last summer held a brood of young.
The nest, perched on a thick branch of an aging oak tree, fell into Chase Creek during the third of the four winter storms and now it looks like a pile of kindling.
That fish hawk seemed angry and I can’t blame him. How would you feel if you came back into town after a long vacation in a warm place to find that your home had fallen into the creek during a nor’easter?
The osprey wasn’t the only Shelter Island resident returning to find trouble while he was away. (more…)
The leaves of the lovely caladium plant. (stock image)
The weather has been overall appalling. So far, spring borders on the disastrous. But no matter the degree to which you’re really itching to start growing something, under no circumstances succumb to the idea of starting seeds indoors. (more…)
Yep, it’s been a cold spring! (stock image).
I spent last Friday and Saturday enjoying our wonderful weather. It was such a pleasant change from the foul weather we’ve been having for the past month. It is supposed to be spring! (more…)