My time on the water will significantly increase in about two weeks, as I will formally retire from my job of the past 30 or so years
The crew of the Gotta’ Go posed with their 453-pound mako, the winning fish in the Star Island Yacht Club’s shark tournament last weekend. Star Island Yacht Club
Chad Smith, right, the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, caught this 41-pound striped bass on Monday morning on the Breakaway out of Montauk. The boat's first mate, Eddie Harrison, is on the left. Capt. Richard Etzel

These widespread primitive organisms are more properly called cyanobacteria
The blue-green organisms that cause the slicks on the local coastal ponds like Lake Agawam, Mill Pond, and Georgica Pond, to name a few of the worst blighted, are among the oldest organisms known to man.

O’Donnell re-elected; Corish bests Gardella
H. Aidan Corish will take a seat on the Sag Harbor Village Board next month after edging out Thomas Gardella by just five votes in Tuesday’s election. Taylor K. Vecsey

Durell Godfrey photos
Adam and Gail Baranello worked with Springs School students to decorate the school's Dumpsters.
Geoff Lynch, the president of the Hampton Jitney, seen with Joan Overlook of Goodcircle, will donate buses and drivers to get I-Tri athletes to their swim practices. Judy D’Mello

Arthur Graham, who is known as Tiger, won a seat on the East Hampton Village Board during Tuesday's election. Durell Godfrey

Dr. Brandon Rogers died in a car accident in Maryland on June 11. GoFundMe