08/13/15 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Reporter fishing columnist Larry Winston and his family went out of Montauk last week and landed this shark. As Larry writes, catching the mako ‘made us think seriously about never swimming again in saltwater.’

COURTESY PHOTO Reporter fishing columnist Larry Winston and his family went out of Montauk last week and landed this shark. As Larry writes, catching the mako ‘made us think seriously about never swimming again in saltwater.’

Many summers ago, before the Winston daughters left for college, I chartered a shark fishing boat out of Montauk and with a friend and his son, went about 25 miles offshore.

We landed a nice assortment of makos, blue sharks and a grey and all the kids got one. We also had a beluga whale broach in our chum slick and, finally, we were within waving distance of three of the U.S. Navy’s attack submarines as they headed into New London.

It was the most fantastic day I’d had on the ocean. To have all those things happen and no one got seasick was an experience of a lifetime.

Fast forward to this August 7 when several of the next generation of our family, including two of the sisters who went last time  — Donna Winston and Deirdre O’Donnell — and one of my grandsons, Matt O’Donnell, and his sister, Morgan, went out shark fishing. (more…)

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07/25/15 9:38pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The vintage  Stearman training aircraft being righted by a crane at Kleanwicus Airfield.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The vintage Stearman training aircraft being righted by a crane at Kleanwicus Airfield.

The pilot who flipped the vintage World War II-era plane completely upside down after landing at Klenawicus Airfield Saturday morning has been identified as Robert Fritts, 88, of Manorville, according to the Shelter Island Police Department. (more…)

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05/11/15 10:00am
George P. Chimenti

George P. Chimenti

George P. Chimenti

George P. Chimenti of Aquebogue died at his home April 24, 2015. He was 92.

He was born February 5, 1923 in Inwood, New York to Isabelle (Bobik) and Vincent L. Chimenti, who in 1925 became one of Nassau County’s first police detectives. (more…)

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01/19/15 4:30pm
Robert F. Washabaugh

Robert F. Washabaugh

Robert F. Washabaugh, 85, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014 in his home. Born on May 14, 1929 in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Paul Washabaugh and Effie Foose Washabaugh.  He was married to the late Rose O’Byrne Washabaugh from 1951 until her death in 1995. (more…)