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05/08/15 2:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Dickerson Creek, where it begins to flow into an endangered salt marsh.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Dickerson Creek, where it begins to flow into an endangered salt marsh.

Under a reef of cloud sailing slowly east, Dickerson Creek sparkles with May sunlight. The saltwater estuary streams out of the depths toward land, pooling in borders of peat, reeking pleasantly of salt and earth.

From the pools the current slowly continues over flooded mudflats. An egret, pure white, standing on stick legs in blue water, jerks forward, freezes — posing. Look closely and below the surface tiny creatures spring and dart from narrow burrows in the black mud. (more…)

03/08/15 10:00am
MICHAEL WHITE

MICHAEL WHITE

Compared to people living in western Long Island, those on the East End are in a better position to recognize the connection between the environment and the economy. The region also has a proven track record when it comes to protecting a way of life. (more…)

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12/01/14 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO New owners David Bowd, left, and Kevin O'Shea at the Chequit tag sale Saturday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO New owners David Bowd, left, and Kevin O’Shea at the Chequit tag sale Saturday.

Two men at a tag sale that attracted hundreds of people to the Chequit Inn Saturday morning had more than a passing interest.

David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea, who own two inns on Cape Cod and now hold the keys to the Chequit, chose the sale as their meet-and-greet with Shelter Islanders. (more…)

07/02/14 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO |  Aerial view of Shelter Island students aboard the Alabama participating in the “pin chase,”an activity where the crew calls out different parts of the boat and lines and the students have to locate them.

COURTESY PHOTO |
Aerial view of Shelter Island students aboard the Alabama participating in the “pin chase,”an activity where the crew calls out different parts of the boat and lines and the students have to locate them.

The coast of Massachusetts is home to some of the most exclusive vacation spots in the country, including Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod and Nantucket. But for the 19 seventh-graders from Shelter Island who recently visited the region, the trip was anything but a vacation. (more…)