09/04/18 2:00pm
SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO The crowd waits patiently for the awards ceremony to begin.

SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO
Proud winners of the 2018 Annual Snapper Derby.

Kids with snapper rigs on their poles were all over the Island’s beaches, bridges and boats during the 2018 Annual Kids Snapper Derby on Saturday, September 1.

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06/16/16 11:21am
DEBBIE WEAVER PHOTO Dancing bluefish at the end of our columnist’s line.

DEBBIE WEAVER PHOTO Dancing bluefish at the end of our columnist’s line.

Last week was another interesting but unproductive time for fishermen around Shelter Island and, according to several other sources, from Gardiners to Plum and farther to Jessups.

The main culprit was winds that blew for days on end interrupted only by rain showers followed by more wind, primarily from the northwest. Usually, after a big rainstorm the northwest wind blows for about 36 hours and then we’re blessed with gentle breezes until the next weather pattern comes through. (more…)

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02/10/16 2:00pm
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO Dead fish in the thousands have washed up on local shores.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO Dead fish in the thousands have washed up on local shores.

BY CHRIS LISINSKI

An official study of last summer’s fish kills in the Peconic River, which were attributed to a variety of factors, confirmed that the biggest culprit was nitrogen-fed algal blooms, according to the state Department of Environmental  Conservation. (more…)

07/08/15 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Our columnist after landing a bluefish. Records kept over the years prove the fish have become scarce in local waters.

COURTESY PHOTO
Our columnist after landing a bluefish. Records kept over the years prove the fish have become scarce in local waters.

So, as Marvin Gaye sang in his great R&B hit from 1971, “What’s Going On?” (more…)