03/14/18 2:00pm
Janet Culbertson’s ‘Paving the Planet,’ acrylic, iridescent pigment on canvas.

Janet Culbertson’s ‘Paving the Planet.’

The work of Shelter Island artist Janet Culbertson is included in a new climate-themed group show on view at the Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh, New York. Human influence on the planet is so profound that scientists have coined our time on Earth the Anthropocene — the age of humans. The exhibit, entitled “Anthropocene,” features work by 24 eco artists. (more…)

10/09/15 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | The menhaden, or bunker fish, seen for centuries in huge schools in our waters.

COURTESY PHOTO | The menhaden, or bunker fish, seen for centuries in huge schools in our waters.

The last three weeks have brought us the wildest kind of weather that we’ve seen in many years.

Fishing had just started to pick up again and fishermen were doing O.K. on false albacore, striped bass and bluefish using bait, casting lures and flies. Some even scored  “Grand Slams,” which means that you had to catch a blue, a striper and an albacore on the same trip. I even extended that string one day to a “Super Grand Slam” by catching a porgy to add to the list. (more…)

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04/10/15 9:46am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A view of the entrance to St. Gabriel's Retreat Center.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A view of the entrance to St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center.

The St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center property, 25 acres fronting Coecles Harbor, has been sold for $15.1 million. (more…)

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01/20/15 4:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Wildlife biologist Anthony DeNicola, of the nonprofit White Buffalo, has claimed success with a deer sterilization program in East Hampton.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Wildlife biologist Anthony DeNicola, of the nonprofit White Buffalo, has claimed success with a deer sterilization program in East Hampton.

While Shelter Island continues to search for ways to cull the deer herd to prevent tick-borne diseases and car crashes, East Hampton Village has just finished an effort to sterilize deer. (more…)