KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Mike Osinski at his home in Greenport.
“Greenport, like towns on Staten Island, prospered from the oyster.”
So wrote John Kochiss, author of “Oystering from New York to Boston,” in 1973, pointing back to the oyster’s heyday on eastern Long Island in the early part of the 20th century.
Fast-forward 100 years or so, and things have certainly changed. (more…)
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO
A herd of deer from last winter’s hunting season.
Hunters in the area will have to wait longer than usual to begin going after trophy bucks once the bowhunting season begins in October.
As part of an effort to curb deer overpopulation, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced new rules August 6 allowing only antlerless deer to be hunted in certain regions during the first 15 days of the season. (more…)
White-tailed deer grazing in Southold. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
Nearly six months after a controversial deer cull kicked off on farms across the East End, the results are finally in. And to the group that led the effort, the statistics are disappointing. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Traffic backed up at one of Mike Loriz’s hives at Sylvester Manor.
The smell of honey flows through Mike Loriz’s garage.
Which stands to reason, since Mr. Loriz looks after four colonies of buzzing honeybees at Sylvester Manor. In his garage, he houses bee feeders left with the syrupy nectar that keeps hives humming. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | New statistics are in on deer hunting.
This winter a loud debate has raged all around Shelter Island, which so far seems untouched by the sound and fury. (more…)