02/04/19 4:30pm

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Bayman Steve Lenox throwing out a dredge during scallop season.

In our orginal post, the dates for the meetings were incorrect. It should read: The first of two hearings will be held Wednesday, February  6 at 5 p.m. in the Rose Caracappa Auditorium at the William H. Rogers Building in Hauppauge.

Another hearing will be held Thursday, February 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Maxine Postal Auditorium at the County Center in Riverhead.

Below is the original post:

Suffolk County’s newly formed Marine Industry Revitalization Advisory Council is seeking public input on shaping the $1.5 billion industry’s future at an upcoming hearing in Riverhead on Thursday, February 7. (more…)

01/28/19 12:00pm

Shelter Island High School senior Mia Clark was recently chosen to be one of 25 students from across New York State to become a “Presidential Scholar.” (more…)

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12/21/18 8:00am

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Town Supervisor Gary Gerth.

A career of service, topped this year by serving as Shelter Island Supervisor, merited Gary Gerth the honor of receiving a George M. Estabrook Distinguished Service Award from his alma mater, Hofstra University. (more…)

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11/13/18 12:00pm

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Town Animal Control Officer Beau Payne told the November 8 meeting of the Deer & Tick Committee there are plans that would enable homeowners to burn sections of their property for tick control. (more…)

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08/03/18 8:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Corky Diefendorf at his West Neck Creek aquaculture operation.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Corky Diefendorf at his West Neck Creek aquaculture operation.

Last Friday, Islander Kerry Kinney was picking up a new batch of “spat” — tiny oyster seeds — from Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE)’s waterfront site in Southold. She was taking the spat back to introduce them to Congdon Creek, where she will continue to cultivate them.

Ms. Kinney has been part of SPAT, or Southold Project in Aquaculture Training, which equips novice farmers to raise oysters, for three years. “It’s really great,” she said, despite the work that goes into their cultivation. “Yes, you do have to take them up and scrub them, spray them and count them, then put them back in.” (more…)