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Virtual Tour of the Summer Night Sky

The Accabonac Protection Committee and the Hamptons Observatory will host a virtual sky-watching event on Monday evening.

Jun 12, 2020
On the Water: In the Mood for Love

They have been around for a very long time. Well before even dinosaurs roamed and roared about the planet.

Jun 11, 2020
A Cure for the Pandemic Blues

On the morning of May 27 a heavy sigh of relief was palpable along the well-worn docks of Montauk Harbor. Despite a dense blanket of fog that blended into the placid, dark water, there was a buzz and banter that had not been heard for many months.

Jun 4, 2020
On the Water: Charter Boat Captains Ready for Business

Charter and party boat captains, eager to get back to their livehoold and get clients back on the water, finally got the chance to do so this week.

May 29, 2020
Weekend Seedling Sale at Amber Waves

Amber Waves Farm is holding an outdoor seedling sale this weekend, offering 70 varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. The sale runs Saturday through Monday from 9 a.m. to noon each day at 367 Main Street in Amagansett.

May 23, 2020
On the Water: Scanning the Bottom

I was completely baffled. For over 10 minutes on Sunday morning, the screen of the fish finder to the left of my helm seat clearly showed the contours of the sandy bottom 45 feet below. However, the markings of any life, fish that is, were totally absent from view. From the look of things, apparently nobody was home.

May 21, 2020
On the Water: Neither Man Nor Beast

“When the wind is in the east, it’s for neither man nor beast. When the wind is in the north, the old folk should not venture forth. When the wind is in the south, it blows the bait in the fishes’ mouth. When the wind is in the west, it is of all the winds the best.”

May 14, 2020
Warming Up to Cold Water

This was the third winter that Heather Caputo, Spencer Schneider, Mike Bottini, and Jeremy Grosvenor have been swimming three or four times a week at various spots in the ocean and in the bay.

May 7, 2020
On the Water: 'Itching to Go Fishing'

Despite below normal water temperatures, things are starting to open up on the fishing front at least, especially in areas west of Montauk.

May 7, 2020
Chilly Start to Fishing Season

Meteorological wishes notwithstanding, it has not been a surprise to see our local water temperatures drop. On a jaunt to my lobster traps last weekend, I saw 47-degree water at Cedar Point to the entrance of Gardiner’s Bay, a 3-degree drop from a week earlier.

Apr 30, 2020
On the Water: Marinas Spring Into Action

Marinas and boatyards, which had been deemed non-essential under the governor's New York on PAUSE executive order, have been allowed to open, giving people happy to social-distance with fishing gear in hand reason to celebrate.

Apr 23, 2020
Virtual Nature Programs at South Fork Natural History Museum

The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center has introduced a new digital program to help people stay connected to nature while stuck at home helping to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Apr 21, 2020