06/18/18 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO

Last week my dog Mabel found a starfish on a Shelter Island Beach. I measured, Googled and identified it as a knobby starfish, native to Malaysia.

It was so perfect, and so far from home that it either fell off a seashell truck or was left as a prank. (You got me!)

Mabel was in favor of eating it. (more…)

05/01/16 8:00am
BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Saving our most precious natural resource continues to be a battle.

BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Saving our most precious natural resource continues to be a battle.

In an effort to reduce the amount of nitrogen getting into bays and other water bodies and to protect groundwater, Suffolk County Legislator Bill Lindsay (D-Holbrook) has introduced a measure aimed at reducing the application of fertilizer. (more…)