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04/21/17 12:00pm

TIM GANNON PHOTO A view of the 5th Street Beach in Greenport looking toward the Heights.

The Greenport Village Board is expected to vote at its next meeting on a contract with Long Island Power Authority to allow LIPA to run an underground electric cable down Fifth Street, according to Mayor George Hubbard Jr. READ

04/21/17 10:00am
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | The daffodils outside my front door ­ — they cheer me up both coming and going. Wherever else you plant, a few where you see them on the way in or out is at least one of the ways to go.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | The daffodils outside my front door ­ — they cheer me up both coming and going. Wherever else you plant, a few where you see them on the way in or out is at least one of the ways to go.

Finally, finally, finally…

The red buds have opened, the forsythia is “syth-ing” and the early daffodils are up and out everywhere. Not only that, but it’s stopped raining almost every day – in other words, spring seems actually to have arrived. (more…)

04/21/17 8:00am
RICK KEDENBURG PHOTO | An eagle and flight pursued by smaller birds.

RICK KEDENBURG PHOTO | An eagle in flight pursued by smaller birds.

After nearly a century of absence, bald eagles are once again nesting on Long Island. On Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. the North Fork Audubon Society will offer a presentation about Bald Eagles on Long Island. The talk will take place at Peconic Lane Community Center, 1170 Peconic Lane, Peconic.

Mike Scheibel will cover various aspects of natural history, the former abundance of bald eagles in New York, and how our national symbol was restored to grandeur.  (more…)

04/20/17 4:30pm
REPORTER PHOTO This $100 bill, or one of its mates, could be yours if you show up at Crescent Beach Saturday morning.

REPORTER PHOTO This $100 bill, or one of its mates, could be yours if you show up at Crescent Beach Saturday morning.

This Saturday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m., come to Crescent Beach — meet at the Sunset Beach Hotel — to re-start a “Community Walk,” which is another debt to Cliff Clark.

Diane Anderson was the inspiration for this revival. No cost, no distances, no times. Bring yourselves, spouses, kids (strollers encouraged), dogs and cats. No chipmunks. Everyone who is there is automatically entered in a lottery drawing to select a $100 winner. (more…)

04/20/17 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Daffodil days are here again. The annual Shelter Island Daffodil Show is Saturday, April 22.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Daffodil days are here again. The annual Shelter Island Daffodil Show is Saturday, April 22 at Camp Quinipet.

DAFFODIL TIME IS HERE!

The Garden Club of Shelter Island will be celebrating over 20 years of Daffodil Shows this year with its event on Saturday, April 22 at Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center from 2 to 5 p.m. The show was founded by the late Alice Fiske, who was the first Lady of Sylvester Manor. It will be adjudicated by nine American Daffodil Society judges from around the country who will be spending the weekend on Shelter Island.  (more…)