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11/05/19 12:00pm

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Baymen Ed Clark and Rollie Clark leaving from Congdons Creek Monday morning for scallops.

Donna King said she and her husband Wayne couldn’t have asked for a better day as they set out at sunrise Monday from Congdons Creek for Orient Harbor.

The weather was perfect on the official opening for scalloping in state-controlled waters. There was no wind, mild temperatures for November and bright sunshine as they started dredging for the delicious — and for those who work on the water — profitable bivalves. (more…)

09/26/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | A basketful of bounty: It’s almost scallop season. Will this year be a boom or a bust?

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | A basketful of bounty: It’s almost scallop season. Will this year be a boom or a bust?

If you think you know a lot about scallops — those treasured bi-valves that Islanders begin to crave when the days grow shorter and a touch of coming winter is in the air — writer Charity Robey has a new word for you: merroir. (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…)