Elias Van Sickle, a junior at East Hampton High School, and Julian Verglas, a junior high school student in New York City, kite-surfed from Montauk to Block Island on Sunday to raise money for and awareness of the East Hampton Ocean Rescue Squad, a volunteer group.
The crossing took one hour and 45 minutes in winds that averaged 30 miles an hour with 36-miles-an-hour gusts. The feat raised $3,000 for the rescue squad.
Should the inlet to Amagansett’s Napeague Harbor be to the west of Hicks Island, a small island at its mouth, as it is now? Should it be to the east, where one existed previously? Or should there be inlets on both sides of the island?
Land Use Ecological Services, a Riverhead firm, has signed a $20,000 contract with the Peconic Estuary Program to find answers to these persistent questions as they relate to the best way to improve the eelgrass, shellfish, and other life in the harbor.