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…)

06/01/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Real estate sales spiked in the first quarter of this year over last year's numbers.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Real estate sales on Shelter Island spiked in the first quarter of this year over last year’s numbers.

Shelter Island Community Preservation Fund numbers that struggled through the first three quarters of 2014 to show an increase over the previous year, are 50 percent higher in the first four months of this year, according to Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor). (more…)

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04/07/15 4:30pm
KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS  PHOTO | East Hampton Airport restrictions originally proposed to reduce excessive noise have been reduced.

KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS PHOTO | East Hampton Airport restrictions originally proposed to reduce excessive noise have been reduced.

The lead proponent of restrictions to curb excessive aircraft noise over East End communities scaled back her recommendations Tuesday. (more…)