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09/27/16 8:00am
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO Mattituck-Laurel Library director Jeff Walden looks over the many donated files.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO Mattituck-Laurel Library director Jeff Walden looks over the many donated files.

In the margins of hundreds of pages filed in binders, Greenport native Bill Hulse took copious notes and tucked them away in boxes of old family photos, newspaper clippings and cemetery maps.

Next to records of each wedding celebration, every obituary and on all the birth announcements, Mr. Hulse recorded numbers.

Those numbers were linked to the database he built up over decades documenting more than 60,000 descendants of the founding families of the North Fork. Each number represented an entry in the catalogue, which traced the history of the North and South forks and Shelter Island, fanning out from the first Hulses, Raynors, Hallocks, Youngs and Hawkinses. (more…)

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09/23/16 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Christopher Hahn, the director of external affairs for PSEG, speaking at a community meeting in Greenport September 20.

COURTESY PHOTO Christopher Hahn, the director of external affairs for PSEG, speaking at a community meeting in Greenport September 20.

As yet another Greenport resident demanded to know why the latest proposal to run an electrical cable from the North Fork to Shelter Island would succeed where the last attempt by the Long Island Power Authority had failed, Christopher Hahn, the director of external affairs for PSEG, began to speak louder. (more…)

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09/20/16 10:00am
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO A Greenport resident speaks at the Greenport Village Board meeting Thursday night about the proposed electrical cable project to the Island.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO A Greenport resident speaks at the Greenport Village Board meeting September 15  about the proposed electrical cable project to the Island.

Upset by a PSEG proposal to extend an underground electrical cable to Shelter Island Heights from a residential village street, Greenport residents took their protests to Village Board members on September 15.

They called the plan poorly researched, dangerous and unfair, and said both the village and residents would be forced to deal with loud construction noises and electrical wires running under their street. (more…)

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09/06/16 8:00am
COAST GUARD AUXILIARY PHOTO A view high above Flanders Bay in 2013 shows the discoloration of the water caused by red tide, a type of algae that can kill marine life.

COAST GUARD AUXILIARY PHOTO A view high above Flanders Bay in 2013 shows the discoloration of the water caused by red tide, a type of algae that can kill marine life.

Over the past month, the Peconic Estuary has been hit with one environmental blow after another, a Stony Brook biologist and marine researcher said, thanks in part to rising temperatures in East End waterways. (more…)