06/17/16 3:00pm
06/17/2016 3:00 PM

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For centuries, alewife — a silver-scaled herring-like fish — return to Riverhead’s Peconic River estuary to spawn, making it as far as Grangebel Park to lay their eggs. But a series of dams set up decades ago to promote industry and agriculture halted the fish’s annual migration from traveling the rest of the journey up the Peconic River. READ

06/16/16 7:07am
06/16/2016 7:07 AM

Robert DiGiovanni, center, helps release Tucker, a seal found in East Quogue, back into the water after it was rehabbed at the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Rehabilitation.

For more than 20 years the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation has worked to protect the area’s marine environment through conservation efforts. It is the only organization authorized by New York State to rescue and rehabilitate marine mammals and sea turtles.

Since its inception, Robert DiGiovanni had served as the nonprofit’s director and senior biologist. Now, it appears Mr. DiGiovanni’s tenure with the organization has come to an abrupt end.  READ

06/07/16 11:58am
06/07/2016 11:58 AM

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Black sea bass fishing in New York was suspended for a month beginning June 1, prompting a backlash from fishermen who say the regulations are unnecessary right now and are only hurting the fishing industry.  READ

05/27/16 4:30am
05/27/2016 4:30 AM

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There is peace again in bunker-ville.

After Riverhead Town officials publicly criticized neighboring Southampton Town last week for not agreeing to contribute to the cost of removing bunker fish from the Peconic River, so as to lessen the chance of another fish kill, the Southampton Town Board on Tuesday agreed to do so.

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