09/14/17 2:00pm
This week, Mashomack Preserve welcomes fall with a clean-up event and an autumn outing for children.

COURTESY PHOTO  |  This week, Mashomack Preserve welcomes fall with a Saturday beach cleanup event followed on Wednesday by an after school autumn outing for children.

BEACH CLEANUP DAY

You can make a difference! Join in the annual international coastal cleanup effort which clears and categorizes the various marine debris found on local beaches. On Saturday, September 16 from 9 to 11 a.m., Mashomack Preserve hosts “Beach Clean Up Day.” Come help prevent sea turtles, seals and birds from being injured by trash while beautifying the coastline. All ages welcome. Community service hours available for students. Visit [email protected] or call (631) 749-4219 for information. (more…)

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09/12/17 11:57am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Mark Labrozzi got little satisfaction from the Waterways Management Advisory Council Monday night when he sought an alternative mooring site for one of his boats.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Mark Labrozzi got little satisfaction from the Waterways Management Advisory Council Monday night when he sought an alternative mooring site for one of his boats.

The Waterways Management Advisory Council (WMAC) is struggling to respond to applications for mooring sites since there’s an increasing number of people seeking them and little turnover among those who have them. (more…)

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08/07/17 2:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Deion Sanders, the only man to have played in both a World Series and a Super Bowl, was born in Fort Myers, Florida.

The first lineup of Fleetwood Mac made its live debut at the Windsor Jazz and Blues Festival in the United Kingdom.

Actress Vivian Leigh, perhaps best known to American audiences for her starring roles in “Gone With the Wind” and “A Streetcar Named Desire,” died in the Britain.

Tommy Lucchese, crime boss and a founding member of the mafia in the United States, succumbed to a brain tumor at home in Lido Beach on Long Island.

The cost of a movie ticket throughout the United States averaged $1.25.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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07/23/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Farmers at work at Sylvester Manor. Executive Director Cara Loriz addressed the Irrigation Committee on the Manor farm's methods.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Farmers at work at Sylvester Manor.

“America has been losing over 40 acres of farmland every hour to development,” said the letter I recently received from the American Farmland Trust. “This land — the most fertile soil in the world — is irreplaceable and urgently needed to grow food. It’s a national disgrace on a catastrophic scale.”

With the letter was an American Farmland Trust bumper sticker: “No Farms No Food.” (more…)

12/18/16 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Legislators Al Krupski and Bridget Fleming.

COURTESY PHOTO Legislators Al Krupski and Bridget Fleming.

A local environmental organization has brought a lawsuit challenging the implementation of the Suffolk County Farmland Preservation Program, a visionary concept that has been the key to saving an important and historical activity here and keeping Suffolk a top agricultural county in the state. (more…)