SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTO
Alfred Tuthill in Peconic Bay, 1949 in a catboat, the scallopers’ vessel of choice at the time.
One offshoot of running a company that’s been in the shellfish business for 90 years is aquatic and historical clutter. Ken Homan’s office at Braun Seafood in Cutchogue is an archive of shellfishing ephemera and Native American history, a collection that feels like a room at the American Museum of Natural History. (more…)
Congressman Lee Zeldin
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) sat down with Times Review editors and reporters on June 11 to talk about issues, both national and local, including immigration, special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, the gun debate and allegations surrounding Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt, including his asking a staffer to contact a Chick-fil-A executive about securing a franchise for his wife. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO ‘We want control of our waters,’ Marcus Kaasik told the Town Board at a special February 7 meeting on seagrass management.
More than 30 baymen and anglers attended a February 7 Town Hall meeting to tell the town board to abandon working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on restoring sea grasses — also called eelgrass — to bay bottoms.
“I don’t want any part of this,” said Marcus Kaasik about the 20-page draft of a plan Councilman Jim Colligan developed with his colleagues and two town committees to map out a restoration strategy. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Gary Gerth at home on Shelter Island.
On a quiet evening a few years after he moved to Shelter Island, Gary Gerth’s phone rang. The caller, who identified himself as Leon, had misdialed. This was in the days before apps, when people made a local phone call to a friend to find out the weather, but Leon got Gary instead, so Gary stuck his head out to check the cloud cover, came back to report, and 45 minutes of conversation later he asked Leon his last name.
“Leon Uris? You wrote ‘Exodus!’”
“I know. I did!” (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|
To the Editor:
Through the process of reviewing the DJTM Enterprises vetting process, everyone who signed a petition opposing the company’s affordable housing proposal was well informed on the Community Housing Board activities prior to signing. Hundreds of people who live on the Island became better informed about the floating zone and what its impact could have been on the northern section of Route 114 on a one-third acre parcel. (more…)