12/20/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | A page from Billy Baldwin's children's book "Wipeout The Wave."

COURTESY PHOTO | A page from Billy Baldwin’s children’s book “Wipeout The Wave.”

The name Billy Baldwin is a familiar one on Shelter Island. Mr. Baldwin is the founder of the Great Peconic Race. The annual paddleboard race around the Island raises funds for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s  marine programs on the East End.

But what many people may not realize is the fact that Mr. Baldwin is also a children’s book author with several titles to his name, including his latest — “Wipeout the Wave,” a sea-themed picture book released by Decozen Publishing earlier this month. (more…)

07/12/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Our columnist found this seaweed, made it into chips and fed it to her family.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Our columnist found this seaweed, made it into chips and fed it to her family.

Two years ago I heard that kelp farming might soon come to waters off the East End and a jolt of excitement went through me. I know, I know. (more…)

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06/13/17 12:00pm
NICOLE SMITH PHOTO Kelp harvesting on Peconic Bay.

NICOLE SMITH PHOTO Kelp harvesting on Peconic Bay.

Early Thursday afternoon, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski climbed aboard a barge and headed into the Peconic Bay. Their mission: to harvest sugar kelp, a type of seaweed. (more…)