A group of Congressional representatives led by Tim Bishop of Southampton is calling on the federal government not to sell Plum Island, as it plans, but to put it under the jurisdiction of a “federal agency such as the U.S. National Park Service or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.” In their June 30 letter to the House and Senate appropriation committees, the representatives says they “remain deeply concerned” about the “ecological value” of Plum Island. (more…)
Kimogener Point on the Bay off New Suffolk Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
The only Long Islander running statewide on a major party ticket this year, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, a Democrat, was on the East End last week.
It was an unusual political happening since he was introduced by the top Republican officeholder in Suffolk County government, Joseph Sawicki, and because of the different constituencies involved in the event. (more…)
Lee Zeldin, left, and George Demos, right, both hope to appear opposite Congressman Tim Bishop on the ballot in November’s election.
It was one bitter Republican primary battle between Lee Zeldin and George Demos ending last month. (more…)
Yes, there really is such a place. It’s a living example of the folly of dumping sand on the shoreline in the expensive and fruitless attempt to try to hold back the ocean and protect multi-million-dollar beach houses.