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…)

11/09/16 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO |  Nancy and John Kotula, 5:20 a.m. Monday, opening day of the 2015 scallop season at Congdon Creek Dock.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO |
Nancy and John Kotula, 5:20 a.m. Monday, opening day of the 2015 scallop season at Congdon Creek Dock.

While reading last week’s profile in the Reporter on Keith Clark, I was reminded of my own flirtation with scalloping some 40 years ago.

I had moved my young family down here to live full time in our bungalow on Midway Road. We wanted to get away from isolation and frigid temperatures of upstate New York. I did not have a “real job” lined up but was able to provide for the family by working as a bartender at the many saloons on the Island. (more…)