06/13/18 6:00am
06/13/2018 6:00 AM

A guide to help restaurants reduce their plastic-waste footprint was developed using four Greenport restaurants to demonstrate how that effort can benefit business. 

Last year, the Product Stewardship Institute partnered with the Greenport eateries — Lucharitos, Bruce & Son, Tikal.1 and Little Creek Oysters — in the Trash Free Waters Project.  READ

05/05/18 5:00am
05/05/2018 5:00 AM

Photo caption: A river otter was spotted at Marion Lake in East Marion.  (Carolyn Bunn photo)

In the early morning of April 16, Mike Bottini received a call about a dead animal in the turning lane on Route 58 in Riverhead, between Pulaski Street and Osborn Avenue.

That animal turned out to be a river otter, a species once thought not to inhabit Long Island at all but which has been seen in the area increasingly in recent years.  The dead animal in the road was as good an indication as any that the otters have indeed moved out to the North Fork. READ

04/23/18 12:00pm
04/23/2018 12:00 PM

File photo: Peconic Bay near Pine Neck Road in Southold. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The Peconic Estuary Program is seeking the public’s input on its Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan, which hasn’t seen updates since it was approved in 2001.

The CCMP is the blueprint for how the program focuses its resources to protect and restore the estuary, which stretches east from the headwaters of the Peconic River and includes several bays, ending at Block Island Sound.  — READ

04/03/18 6:00am
04/03/2018 6:00 AM

Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned the U.S. Secretary of Commerce in October that if changes weren’t made to fluke quotas to be fair to New York’s economy and commercial fishing families, the state would take legal action. READ

03/12/18 6:00am
03/12/2018 6:00 AM

Like many residents in the Village of Greenport, Anna Evenhouse and her husband Sten own an older home. With its vintage charm comes an inherent risk: the possibility of lead-based paint.

The couple began thinking recently about the effects lead could have in their home as well as its prevalence in the village and what steps could be taken to combat it. READ

02/07/18 11:32am
02/07/2018 11:32 AM

The last time Peconic Bay scallops were this plentiful was the winter of 2015, just before six weeks of hard weather put what should have been a five-month harvest on hold. Back then, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation responded by extending the season for commercial scalloping in state waters by a month to make up for lost time, but this year, the season will end in March, right on schedule.  READ