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10/19/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTOS Fred Thiele and Kate Browning.

COURTESY PHOTOS Fred Thiele and Kate Browning.

Longtime state Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor), who represents the Island,  has decided against a bid to challenge incumbent 1st District Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin of Shirley in 2018. (more…)

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10/16/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Governor Andrew Cuomo

COURTESY PHOTO Governor Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday told the U.S. Secretary of Commerce that the state will sue the Department of Commerce and fishery regulatory bodies if changes aren’t made to the fluke quota, which he says hurt New York’s economy and commercial fishing families.

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09/29/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

On Shelter Island there has long been a dependence on immigrant labor employed by landscapers, contractors, retail businesses and restaurants, and working in private homes.

Some entered illegally, others came to the United States on temporary work visas for a season but stayed to make a life here for themselves and their families. Some have children born here who are American citizens, and others were brought as small children and have never known a life in their parents’ home countries. (more…)

07/23/17 11:00am
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO First light over Peconic Bay from Silver Beach.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO First light over Peconic Bay from Silver Beach.

What makes the East End of Long  unique is its farmland, salt creeks and Peconic Bay. They draw people here and keep them here.

From the point where the Peconic River enters the bay in Riverhead all the way past Shelter Island to Gardiners Bay, this stunning body of saltwater is a great resource on many levels. (more…)