09/26/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | A basketful of bounty: It’s almost scallop season. Will this year be a boom or a bust?

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | A basketful of bounty: It’s almost scallop season. Will this year be a boom or a bust?

If you think you know a lot about scallops — those treasured bi-valves that Islanders begin to crave when the days grow shorter and a touch of coming winter is in the air — writer Charity Robey has a new word for you: merroir. (more…)

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02/10/16 2:00pm
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO Dead fish in the thousands have washed up on local shores.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO Dead fish in the thousands have washed up on local shores.

BY CHRIS LISINSKI

An official study of last summer’s fish kills in the Peconic River, which were attributed to a variety of factors, confirmed that the biggest culprit was nitrogen-fed algal blooms, according to the state Department of Environmental  Conservation. (more…)

03/29/15 3:00pm
CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC

CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC

BY RICHARD AMPER

On April 2, East Enders will be celebrating the Community Preservation Fund’s having generated more than a billion dollars and preserved more than 10,000 acres of open space and farmland.

Approved by voters in 1999, the CPF uses a small tax on real estate purchases to preserve land and protect water. It is arguably the most successful land preservation program in the country. (more…)