08/09/19 2:00pm

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The powerhouse task force. From left, Councilman Jim Colligan (seated), Detective Sergeant Jack Thilberg, Councilman Albert Dickson, Codger and Councilman Paul Shepherd.

On a lovely Sunday evening last week, a powerhouse Shelter Island task force assembled on a porch overlooking Gardiners Creek to gauge the noise coming across from a blues concert on the Sylvester Manor lawn. (more…)

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04/02/19 2:00pm

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Tom Field shared ideas he and other baymen would like the Town Board to adopt to protect the Island’s surrounding waterways.

Bayman Tom Field has been meeting with his colleagues on a regular basis to discuss issues of importance and to bring them to the Town Board. (more…)

03/06/19 4:30pm

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Paul Larsen at the FIT Center with his daughter, Linda McCarthy.

After the atom bombs were dropped on Japan during World War II, Paul Larsen flew photographers over Hiroshima and Nagasaki to capture the devastation on film.

“The cities were pulverized,” he said.

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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…)