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

10/06/17 6:00am
10/06/2017 6:00 AM

This past summer, excessive nitrogen affected water quality across Long Island — and the North Fork was no exception.

Last month, the Long Island Clean Water Partnership reported that from May through August, every major bay and estuary across the island fell victim to toxic algae bloom or reduced oxygen or both.