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…)
There was a great deal of optimism in eastern Long Island’s environmental community when, in the fall of 2017, a Flanders homeowner used a Suffolk County grant to replace an older cesspool with a state-of-the-art system. (more…)
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…)
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…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Long-delayed work at the Silver Beach Lagoon, needed to provide improved access for emergency vehicles, finally neared completion 10 years ago.
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Joan Rivers was performing at the Bitter End in Greenwich Village. (more…)