A peek inside this week’s issue of The Suffolk Times

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Three-year-old Francis Dallaire Jr of Medford catches some air complements of his dad, Francis, at the NoFo Rock and Folk Festival on Saturday.

Read all these stories and more in this week’s edition of the Suffolk Times, on newsstands now.


Researchers see shellfish population growth explode to record numbers






The tale of Peconic Bay shellfish has been one of trouble and woe since the brown tide all but wiped out the bay scallop in 1985, but this year all that could change.

Photos: NOFO draws a crowd to Peconic Bay Winery






Day one of the second annual NOFO Rock & Folk Fest at Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue brought hundreds of people out to the North Fork for a day of music.

Big shark spotted in Orient, but what kind was it?






An eight-foot shark caught in a fisherman’s nets and then released in Orient Harbor earlier this week has become the talk of the town with many as-yet unanswered questions floating about, chief among them is it a man-eater or not?

Helicopter noise a big topic at Southold Voice meeting






Southold Voice members were more consumed with helicopter noise plaguing the North Fork than with water quality at a Saturday morning public forum at the Peconic recreation center.

Town Board supports expanding current dog park site in Peconic






Southold Town has switched gears in its search for a possible dog park site.

Due to state regs, Suffolk ‘puppy mill bill’ off the table




A proposed law to ban the sale of puppies at pet stores within Suffolk County has been yanked.

Saturday music benefit in Southold supports an unusual Connecticut station






Why is a Southold merchant holding a benefit for a Connecticut radio station? And why are unpaid North Fork residents willing to provide programming for listener-supported WPKN in Bridgeport, Conn.?

More news …


Editorial: Coastal concerns, natural and man-made

Scallops on the rebound in the Peconics? If true, it’s such good news we almost don’t want to believe it.

Column: Underestimating the gay presence

Here are some new fascinating facts for William Gibbons, Warren McKnight, John Copertino and others distressed by my recent column identifying Orient as Long Island’s “gayest” community, based on 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data. Orient turns out to be even gayer than we thought!

More opinion …


Greatest Athletes #20: Edwards, Creighton forever linked






Ryan Creighton and Al Edwards led the Greenport boys basketball teams to league titles in separate decades, both becoming Suffolk’s all-time leading scorer along the way.

Tennis: Ujkic, Hu take singles titles in Wall tourney






It has become an annual rite of summer on the North Fork, along with fund-raising galas, ferry traffic and low-flying helicopters. When July turns into August, you can bank on Chris Ujkic dominating the annual Bob Wall Memorial Tennis Tournament.

More sports …

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