The federal Environmental Protection Agency has honored Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences for his research on Long Island’s water quality problems.
The Montauk Music Festival’s seventh annual happening heralds summer’s imminent arrival, as the four-day event draws hundreds of artists and thousands of music lovers to the hamlet on the weekend before Memorial Day.
Last September, when the pianist and vocalist Judy Carmichael spoke with The Star about her upcoming cabaret performance at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, she was already excited, though the show was still eight months in the future. “Billy Stritch is going to be my guest,” she said. “We will have two Steinways and will play duets, and I will interview him onstage. Bay Street is perfect for that.”
An aquatic weed harvester that is to begin removing macroalgae from Georgica Pond this month is of concern to the East Hampton Town Trustees, who own and oversee many of the town’s waterways and bottomlands on behalf of the public.
The Long Island Commercial Fishing Association has joined the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission in the latter group’s motion to oppose the designation of an offshore marine monument in the Northeast Atlantic, which environmental groups support.
The need for seasonal work-force housing is a crisis that only a multifaceted approach will resolve, according to those who spoke yesterday at a breakfast symposium organized by the East Hampton Business Alliance.
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service will close most of the beach above the mean high tide line at the National Wildlife Refuge west of Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett and the Jessup's Neck peninsula at the Morton National Wildlife Refuge in Noyac from April 1 through Aug. 31.