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A crop of certified organic grapes are ready for harvesting for the first time in Long Island history, according to one Calverton farmer who claims to have successfully pulled off the challenging feat.
A new study from a Manhattan-based environmental advocacy group suggests East End towns need to become more proactive with preservation efforts if natural resources are to survive here, but both North Fork town supervisors say their towns are already taking the necessary steps.
Wickham Creek in Cutchogue, long closed to shellfishing, could open again soon, thanks to Cutchogue residents who worked to improve water quality there and petitioned the state Department of Environmental Conservation to conduct more thorough testing.
The base of the Greenport Maritime Monument at Sandy Beach Point is in need of repair, but an effort to fix the monument has been delayed for several years since it is tied to the planned dredging of Stirling Creek.
You see them blowing down the street, catching wind like small sails before snagging on tree limbs or in hedges. Many billions of plastic bags are made and used around the globe each year; many are discarded unceremoniously and wind up as fast-moving litter. Suffolk County may weigh in on the issue, not by banning the bags as some countries and cities have, but by adding a cost to choosing plastic over paper.
The first rule for this column — and for this newspaper, really — is that its subject matter must be local. If there’s an earthquake in East Hampton, I have been known to say in the past, we’re only interested in it if it rattles Mrs. Sledjeski’s dishes on Sound Avenue.
WILDCATS 25, 25, 19, 25, TUCKERS 21, 18, 25, 18
Maddie Massa had made the drive from Shoreham, along Sound Avenue and into Mattituck, many times before. Countless times. This time was different, though.
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Peconic Bay Sailing Association held its 18th Annual Whitebread Race around Shelter Island Saturday.
Three coastal scientists from China toured the North Fork this Thursday with local Nature Conservancy representatives, as part of a week-long tour of wetland sites throughout the United States.
The second annual Horse and Scarecrow Festival was held at Hallockville Museum Farm in Northville Saturday.