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

04/10/18 1:45pm
04/10/2018 1:45 PM

Saying that PSEG-Long Island subcontractors threw an active osprey nest in Riverside onto the ground after telling the state Department of Environmental Conservation that the nest was inactive, some residents are prepared to march in protest Saturday unless PSEG puts up a replacement pole for the birds. READ

04/09/18 11:33am
04/09/2018 11:33 AM

For residents in Southampton Town, there’s still time to sign up for the Great East End Clean-Up, a volunteer-based program to remove litter and debris from town roads, parks, trails and beaches.

The 2018 Great East End Clean-Up, organized by Councilwoman Christine Scalera, will take place on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22.  READ

02/07/18 11:40am
02/07/2018 11:40 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