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  • Last week’s surge of hot weather was much needed in so many ways. A number of popular pursuits like gardening, planting of crops, and fishing were all affected by the extended and painfully cold spring weather. Other than a trip or two to the lobster grounds, I never even considered wetting a line to go fishing. It was just too windy, cold, and damp most days. But the burst of heat changed all of that in a hurry.
  • In a month, the sports world will be fixated on the 118th U.S. Golf Open, set to be played at the iconic Shinnecock Hills Golf Club during the week of June 11 through 17.
  • For those who enjoy being on the water, there are usually two distinct and different classes of yachtsmen. You are either one who enjoys being behind the wheel of a powerboat or one who would rather hoist the mainsail for a leisurely cruise that only a sailboat can offer. It’s rather rare to find people who stride to both starboard and port on this matter. But that’s not always a hard and fast rule.
  • Early Saturday morning, after sitting silently at my dock for almost three weeks due to the incessant cold and windy weather, my boat was finally freed from the dock lines for the first time this season.
  • It’s hard to believe, but the 118th U.S. Open golf championship, to be held at the iconic Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, is less than two months away.
  • After living in my house on North Haven since I was born — nearly 54 years — we decided it was time to knock it down and build a new one that would provide many of the modern comforts and amenities that a new residence brings. After over three years of dealing with various surveys, permits, design changes, and building the house itself (and going over budget), we finally moved into the new digs in November. The house has been everything we ever wanted and expected.
  • No doubt about it, various governmental marine fishery departments and scientists have had a challenging time collecting accurate data on the status of various stocks of fish that reside along the East Coast of the United States. For sure, it will likely never be an exact science.
  • Anger and frustration boiled over last week in a heated public meeting on a proposal to lower recreational black sea bass limits in New York waters for the 2018 fishing season.
  • The email I received last Monday was ominous: “Jon, are you around? There are some things on the boat I would like to discuss.” Discuss? It sounded more like a doctor preparing you for a negative medical report.
  • New York has filed a petition with the federal government to establish fair quota allocations for the state’s commercial harvest of fluke.