KATERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO An artifact from when Shelter Island was a key player in the oyster industry of the east coast.
Members of the Waterways Management Advisory Council (WMAC) were up in arms at the beginning of the month about Suffolk County plans to lease acres of water-based land for oyster cultivation because they believe it would close large areas of Peconic and Gardiners bays to navigation. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO
Members of the Waterways Management Advisory Council (WMAC) are asking the Town Board to send a letter to Suffolk County advising against a proposal to lease acres of water-based land for oyster cultivation because they believe it would close large areas of Peconic and Gardiners bays to navigation.
WMAC members agreed at their Monday night meeting they aren’t objecting to the program — similar to Cornell’s Suffolk Project in Aquaculture Training (SPAT) that restored shellfish to the area. (more…)
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO A view of Coecles Harbor from the site of a luxury development that is under construction.
Developer Richard Hogan, who is creating a residential community on land overlooking Coecles Harbor previously owned by the Passionist Fathers, has been meticulous in submitting changes to his plans to several town committees.
But one change submitted this week to the Waterways Management Advisory Council (WMAC) opened a can of worms. (more…)
BEVERLEA WAZLZ PHOTO Kayaks lining Wades Beach.
Owners of small boats, such as kayaks, who leave them in the water or beached on town-owned property during the warm weather season must remove them between December 15 and March 30 of each year. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board met in work session Tuesday.
At Tuesday’s Town Board work session the discussion turned to the consequences of making precedent-setting decisions. (more…)