12/17/15 4:30pm

 

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It’s impossible not to have entertainment ruined these days.

I’m talking, of course, about the biggest bogeyman in pop culture: the “spoiler.”

A spoiler is the tidbit of information that gives away the twist of a movie or a book. It’s the online speculation about a character’s death that you haven’t seen yet. It’s your friend casually bringing up who was eliminated in last night’s episode of “Dancing With The Stars.” (more…)

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10/30/15 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Pat and Steve Lenox on their deck overlooking Congdon Creek and Steve’s boat.

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Pat and Steve Lenox on their deck overlooking Congdon Creek and Steve’s boat.

Steve Lenox has fished, crabbed and scalloped on the waters around Shelter Island all his life; one reason why his affection for the boat docked at his Congdon Creek home is profound.

So when his 23-year-old grandson Daniel asked to take the boat out by himself to fish, everyone in the family knew it was a big deal when Steve said “yes.” “For me to see him going out of the crick, I felt very, very happy,” Steve said. “That boat has never left without me on it.” (more…)

06/26/15 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Fish this size, landed by our columnist, have been few and far between these days.

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Fish this size, landed by our columnist, have been few and far between these days.

It appears from all the reports that I’ve gathered from shore and boat fishermen that there are zero bluefish around the Island.

I couldn’t get a report about Jessups and can only assume they’re not there either. On the other hand, in spite of my moaning about bass populations, I have seen a small but consistent number of 20- to 24-inch bass in the shallows around the Island and have caught a few of that size and larger on plugs on every tide. (more…)