JANINE MAHONEY PHOTOS
From left, U.S. Geological Survey partner Irene Fisher, Audrey Wood, Camryn Page, Devon Bolton and Ethan Renault.
Shelter Island School students in Marine Biology and AP Environmental classes took to the beach this October 26 to participate in “A Day in the Life of the Peconic Estuary.”
“Students collected data on salinity, temperature, wind speed, tides and currents in three shore locations,” said teacher Janine Mahoney.
SUSAN CAREY DEMPSEY PHOTO
Ken Walker can’t resist the seafood buffet.
As September signaled its arrival with a welcome cooling in temperature, the mayor and trustees of the Village of Dering Harbor hosted an end-of-summer cocktail party for residents on the grounds of Village Hall.
The gathering marked the close of a season and equally served to mark a softening in the atmosphere that had pervaded village relations in recent years. (more…)
CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC
The Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board has received a report that the average level of nitrates in test wells around Shelter Island is 2.8 milligrams (mgs) per liter, while in the Center, the average is 5.78 mgs per liter. (more…)
BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO
Three bills introduced by Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) and State Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) have passed both the Assembly and Senate and would improve water quality if, as expected, they gain the signature of Governor Andrew Cuomo. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Village of Dering Harbor Mayor Betsy Morgan
Voters in Dering Harbor elected Betsy Morgan mayor on June 19 and re-elected Trustees Karen Kelsey and Patrick Parcells. The slate had run unopposed. There were four blank ballots cast and one write-in vote for Mayor John T. Colby, who was not seeking re-election. (more…)