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12/03/18 10:00am

SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTO
Alfred Tuthill in Peconic Bay, 1949 in a catboat, the scallopers’ vessel of choice at the time.

One offshoot of running a company that’s been in the shellfish business for 90 years is aquatic and historical clutter. Ken Homan’s office at Braun Seafood in Cutchogue is an archive of shellfishing ephemera and Native American history, a collection that feels like a room at the American Museum of Natural History. (more…)

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06/11/15 4:30pm
COURTESY ILLUSTRATION

COURTESY ILLUSTRATION

Oceans cover almost three-quarters of the earth. Without them, the planet could not exist nor could humanity survive, yet they remain a relatively under-explored part of our world.

Come to the library on Friday, June 12 at 7 p.m. when Island resident Melanie Stiassny takes us on an epic, oceanic journey while talking about her new book, and helps us learn a little more about this watery wonder. (more…)

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02/18/15 9:58am
WILLIAM McGORRY PHOTO | The gull who bit through an electric wire — a piece of it still in the bird’s mouth —  causing its death and a blackout of the whole Island February 12.

WILLIAM McGORRY PHOTO | The gull who bit through an electric wire — a piece of it still in the bird’s mouth — causing its death and a blackout of the whole Island February 12.

Blame it on the bird.

The blackout on Thursday afternoon, February 12, that knocked out electricity Island-wide, was caused by a gull that chewed through a wire at West Neck Road at Brander Parkway and Bootleggers Alley. (more…)