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08/14/15 4:30pm

Chopper

Make a 1-800 number? Target funding for the Federal Aviation Administration, or change its authority? Form a coalition with other similar areas in the country? Vote out our Senators? Or flat out, “Get in Schumer’s face?”

These were just a few ideas thrown out last night at a meeting in Peconic on the subject of helicopter and aircraft noise, where some speakers also said they think noise from sea planes has increased after helicopter regulations were recently enacted on the South Fork. (more…)

07/26/15 3:00pm

 

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Voting inspector Tim Bohen assists a voter at the Shelter Island School  last November.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Voting inspector Tim Bohen, right. assists a voter at the Shelter Island School last November.

I was speaking to Trina Milesi at the Suffolk County Board of Elections last week. She’s still looking to train election inspectors from Shelter Island.

There are classes in August in Southold, Riverhead and East Hampton. And if you can’t make a class, she’ll work out on-the-job training. (more…)

06/26/15 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Fish this size, landed by our columnist, have been few and far between these days.

COURTESY PHOTO
Fish this size, landed by our columnist, have been few and far between these days.

It appears from all the reports that I’ve gathered from shore and boat fishermen that there are zero bluefish around the Island.

I couldn’t get a report about Jessups and can only assume they’re not there either. On the other hand, in spite of my moaning about bass populations, I have seen a small but consistent number of 20- to 24-inch bass in the shallows around the Island and have caught a few of that size and larger on plugs on every tide. (more…)