06/30/15 9:12pm
06/30/2015 9:12 PM
Meetinghouse Creek. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Meetinghouse Creek. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced about 4,000 acres of land in Southampton, Riverhead and Southold towns that were closed last month to shellfishing will reopen Wednesday.

The areas that will reopen at sunrise include shellfish lands in western Shinnecock Bay in Southampton Town, Terry and Meetinghouse creeks in Riverhead Town and James Creek in Southold Town.

The DEC issued the emergency closures in May after detecting high levels of saxitoxin, which can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning. The bodies of water have been closed to shellfishing after dangerous levels of marine biotoxins were found in shellfish and carnivorous gastropods, such as whelks, conchs and moon snails.

For more information on temporary emergency shellfish closures and maps of the affected areas, visit the DEC’s website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7765.html. A recorded message advising harvesters of the status of temporary shellfish closures may also be heard by calling (631) 444-0480.

06/30/15 5:00pm
Danny Pobereyko, a converted reliever, hasn't allowed an earned run in his first 20 innings with the North Fork Ospreys. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Danny Pobereyko, a converted reliever, hasn’t allowed an earned run in his first 20 innings with the North Fork Ospreys. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

It was a piece of work that an artist could admire, and for an artist who is also a baseball player, so much the better.

Heading into this week’s games, Danny Pobereyko’s earned run average stood at a glittering 0.00, as in no earned runs allowed over 20 innings. Zero. Zilch.

That’s tops in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League. (more…)

06/30/15 2:01pm
Cyclists ride along Main Road in Southold. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

Cyclists ride along Main Road in Cutchogue as part of Tour de Cure earlier this month. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell said the influx of charity bike tours, races and marathons asking to use local roadways has made it too difficult to enforce town code and ensure the safety of participants — and drivers — in the events.

There’s a simple solution, he said: Ban them. (more…)

06/30/15 12:00pm
A security tower at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A security tower at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Chester Kutscher was en route to his summer home in Malone, N.Y., last week when two ATVs flagged him down. Border police, on the hunt for two escaped convicts, requested to search Mr. Kutscher’s three-story home.

Life turned upside down for residents upstate near the Canadian border in June as more than a thousand officers searched for Richard Matt and David Sweat before both men were finally captured; Mr. Matt was shot and killed Friday and Mr. Sweat was taken into custody Sunday.  (more…)