09/10/18 2:16pm
BEVERLEA WALZPHOTO BillY Baldwin, left with Jeremy Samuelson, director of Mashomack Preserve accepting gift of $15,000 from the proceeds from this year’s race.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO BillY Baldwin, left with Jeremy Samuelson,
director of Mashomack Preserve accepting gift of $15,000 from the
proceeds from this year’s race.

One hundred and four participants paddled competitively in the fifth annual Great Peconic Race on Saturday, September 8. The 19-mile course around Shelter Island started and ended at Wades Beach, with kayaks, paddleboards, surf skis, OC1-OC6, coastal rowers and prone boards all represented.

The race was launched at 8:30 a.m. after a prayer was sung by members of the Shinnecock Nation, asking Gitche Manitou, or Great Spirit, to bless the racers. (more…)

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09/06/18 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Paddle boarders and kayakers will be competing this Saturday in one of America’s premier races of the season, making the 19-mile circuit around the Island.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Paddle boarders and kayakers will be competing this Saturday in one of America’s premier races of the season, making the 19-mile circuit around the Island.

One of the premier races for crafts powered by paddles makes its return this Saturday, September 8, when the fifth annual Great Peconic Race kicks off at Wades Beach. (more…)

09/23/17 3:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A scene during Superstorm Sandy from October 2012

REPORTER FILE PHOTO A scene during Superstorm Sandy from October 2012.

As the second monster hurricane of the season was set to strike American shores, we were out sailing on Little Peconic Bay with a friend, a long-time resident of Miami Beach who sold her home on that built-up barrier island to moved to higher ground in Florida. (more…)

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04/06/15 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC | A look at government's actions to ensure clean water for the East End.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |
CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC | A look at government’s actions to ensure clean water for the East End.

 Several million dollars in the state’s newly passed $142 budget has been allocated to fund water quality initiatives across New York State, including two projects on Long Island.

Here is a breakdown of water quality initiatives supported in the 2015-16 state spending plan:

NITROGEN MITIGATION

What’s going on?

The state budget includes $5 million in funding to create The Long Island Nitrogen and Mitigation Plan, a comprehensive strategy for mitigating nitrogen pollution in Suffolk and Nassau county waterways.

Why is it needed? (more…)