Southold Town has received additional state funding for the Bay to Sound trail project. On Tuesday, the Town Board approved a resolution accepting $171,963.07 in state grant money, and two other project-related resolutions.
“We received grants two years in a row for different parts of the project,” said John Sepenoski of the town’s geographic information systems. READ
The Perseid Meteor Shower will light up the night sky this weekend.
This year, during its peak, people should see about 60 to 70 meteors per hour. Find out how many you can count at the main parking lot at Wildwood State Park. READ
New indoor accommodations at Wildwood State Park are now open to the public.
State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey held a press conference Monday afternoon announcing the opening of 10 new cottages that are now available to rent on the Wading River grounds. Until now, Wildwood only offered sites for tents and trailers. READ
Volunteer crews have been working by hand to clear new stretches of trail as part of the Bay to Sound Trails project, which aims to create a connected pathway between Peconic Bay and Long Island Sound.
About half a dozen people worked with Group for the East End on the trail system Saturday, which was “I Love My Park Day.” READ
North Fork anglers are always restless in the winter. Tautog and sea bass are memories, winter flounder are virtually extinct and fluke are at least four months away. If you are lucky like one of our Southold friends who heads far enough south, you can contemplate sunny skies and good snook fishing, but what about Long Island cod fishing? READ
The scene at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan this past weekend was all-nautical as the Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show was in full swing. First held in 1905, it is the nation’s longest-running boat show, bringing together hundreds of businesses that represent dozens of manufacturers. READ
The wet, cold spring has led to less honey this season on the North Fork.
All bees, not just honeybees, need flowers for food, and Long Island is increasingly losing flowery areas due to residential development and deer eating the plants. READ
Southold Town’s pilot program to spray a cedar oil tick repellent at the horse trail near North Bayview Road in Southold was successful in cutting down the number of ticks collected along the path.
A humpback whale was reportedly spotted in Long Island Sound off Orient Saturday afternoon. READ
As the popularity of paddle craft — such as kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards — increases across the country, so have related marine incidents. READ