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04/17/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO North Ferry is seeking a rate hike this year, the first since 2011. In 2004, it sought a hike to help defray the costs of adding a second large boat to its fleet. The latest request is aimed at helping the company to get out of the red, since it has lost money the past two years.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
North Ferry is seeking a rate hike this year, the first since 2011. In 2004, it sought a hike to help defray the costs of adding a second large boat to its fleet. The latest request is aimed at helping the company to get out of the red, since it has lost money the past two years.

40 YEARS AGO
Jernick tourism view enrages Huschle

When tSupervisor Thomas Jernick Jr. told the Reporter  Shelter Island having “no need for tourists,” he enraged David Huschle, chairman of the Eastern Long Island Travel Trade Executives. (more…)

04/15/14 8:00am

 

DON BINDLER PHOTO | A snowy owl in flight over Shell Beach last week.

DON BINDLER PHOTO | A snowy owl in flight over Shell Beach last week.

Don Bindler photographed these snowy owls late last week on Shell Beach, writing to us: “The seasons seem to be mixed up. First time I’ve ever shot a snowy owl while wearing a T-shirt. This mature bird is way past its usual time in these parts. Presumably it’s on its way north.” (more…)

04/09/14 2:33pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | These crocuses are growing in a planter on my balcony, protected from deer and seen from my bedroom window. Think about ‘sight lines’ when placing plants — are they going to be where you can see them easily?

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | These crocuses are growing in a planter on my balcony, protected from deer and seen from my bedroom window. Think about ‘sight lines’ when placing plants — are they going to be where you can see them easily?

The first thing we need is a sturdy wheelbarrow, and if it’s in a bright cheery color, so much the better. (more…)