10/06/17 12:00pm
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Dawn at Coecles harbor one morning this week.

MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Dawn at Coecles harbor one morning this week.

We live in a cynical age, one flooded with distractions of our own making and by blowhards in Washington manipulating, yes, cynically, what we’re paying attention to and what we’re not.

October on Shelter Island comes upon us quietly every year, an agreeable distraction at first, but then we realize it has become more than simply a shift in the weather. (more…)

09/26/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | A basketful of bounty: It’s almost scallop season. Will this year be a boom or a bust?

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | A basketful of bounty: It’s almost scallop season. Will this year be a boom or a bust?

If you think you know a lot about scallops — those treasured bi-valves that Islanders begin to crave when the days grow shorter and a touch of coming winter is in the air — writer Charity Robey has a new word for you: merroir. (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…)