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11/27/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Bayman Steve Lenox throwing out the first dredge of the 2017 scallop season.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Bayman Steve Lenox throwing out the first dredge of the 2017 scallop season.

Last week the veil was lifted on a question at the center of the East End’s culture as well as its economy: How many Peconic Bay scallops made it through algae blooms, whelk attacks, underwater landslides and onto dinner tables this season? (more…)

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11/02/15 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Nancy and John Kotula, 5:20 a.m. Monday, opening day of the scallop season at Congdon Creek Dock.

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

On the first Monday in November, New York baymen take their boats out in the dark to carefully considered scalloping spots.

At sunrise, over the side go the first dredges, seemingly empty as they sink, but always full of hope. This year there is cause for optimism. (more…)