Two men escaped injury on Thursday when the 50-foot, 3,300-horsepower racing catamaran in which they were attempting to set a new record for circling Long Island, struck a buoy while going 148 miles per hour.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has moved to protect horseshoe crabs, which have experienced a decline, by giving the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation extended authority for two years to limit the harvesting of females, those at beaches where shorebirds feed on their eggs, and those that are mating, a prevalent practice.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced last week that he had introduced legislation to support a water quality protection project for Hook Pond in East Hampton. The $92,000 project will protect the pond from stormwater runoff and enhance water quality in the watershed.
Decrying what she called a “mini-Versailles” and increased “paverization,” Lys Marigold, vice chairwoman of the village’s zoning board of appeals, spoke for her colleagues about an application for extensive landscaping and the addition of multiple structures at a property on West End Road bordering Georgica Pond.
When Laurie Cancellieri called this newspaper on Monday to report that a memorial plaque in honor of her son on a teak bench at the eastern Ditch Plain Beach was missing and presumably stolen, she had no idea the plaque would be returned before the issue went to print. But she did have a clue.
Thanks to a Springs resident who has made a sizable donation to pay for landscaping, Ashawagh Hall, which is owned by the Springs Improvement Society and serves as a center for activities from concerts to art shows and civic group meetings, is sporting a new but natural look.