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Post by Volkonski » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:20 pm

Last evening on the porch. Cottage mostly closed up. Most things put away or packed.

Plumber comes tomorrow to shut off the water.

We will stay tomorrow night with Mrs. V"s cousin down by the bay. Then on Tuesday we will head west into the storm. :? First day-
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Post by Volkonski » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:31 pm



Closed up 'till spring. :(
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Post by Volkonski » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:46 pm

FBI all over greater Riverhead area this morning. At least 14 arrests. No word yet on the charges. One house raided very near our cottage. No sooner do we leave than things get interesting. ;)
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Post by TollandRCR » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:12 pm

Local Ruverhead press says 14 arrests for trafficking crack cocaine.

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Post by Volkonski » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:58 pm

Law enforcement raids net 14 drug arrests in Riverhead

http://riverheadnewsreview.timesreview. ... riverhead/
Earlier today, 14 people were arrested for trafficking crack-cocaine in different parts of Riverhead, a federal spokesperson confirmed.

Twelve defendants will be charged federally and two were arrested on state charges.

Multiple state and Riverhead police cars were seen outside a home on Washington Avenue in Jamesport around 10 a.m.

According to Riverhead Local, arrests were also made at Calverton Hills condominium complex and the Holiday Inn Express.
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Law enforcement raids net 14 drug arrests in Riverhead

http://riverheadnewsreview.timesreview. ... riverhead/
Earlier today, 14 people were arrested for trafficking crack-cocaine in different parts of Riverhead, a federal spokesperson confirmed.

Twelve defendants will be charged federally and two were arrested on state charges.

Multiple state and Riverhead police cars were seen outside a home on Washington Avenue in Jamesport around 10 a.m.

According to Riverhead Local, arrests were also made at Calverton Hills condominium complex and the Holiday Inn Express.
East End Bloods' Gang-Related Drug Ring Dismantled: U.S. Attorney
The East End drug ring included members of the Bloods street gang; a child was home while one person "cooked" cocaine, U.S. Attorney says.


https://patch.com/new-york/riverhead/ea ... =riverhead

There was a Bloods member living in our little hamlet???????!!! :shock:
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Post by Volkonski » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:26 pm

Looks to be a mediocre scallop season this year. :( To make matters worse New England is having a terrible season. North Fork retail prices are about $20-$22 a pound which is $5-$7 higher than last year. :(

We left too early this year to get any. With luck there will still be some frozen Peconic Bay scallops in the fish markets when we return in the spring. The season lasts until March 31st.

Peconic Bay Scallop Season Off To 'Decent' Start

https://patch.com/new-york/northfork/pe ... cent-start
The season, which always begins on the first Monday in November, kicked off last week on Nov. 5, and so far, experts are weighing in and explaining that, with fewer of the beauties available in northern locations, the demand has increased on the East End.

Charlie Manwaring, owner of Southold Fish Market, said while the season this year is "okay . . . it's not as good as last year."

Many of the areas where baymen go to find scallops are lacking grass, he said. "Once they go through an area where it's sandy, they're going to catch them up," he said.

And, with few scallops found in New England and Martha's Vineyard this year, all eyes are on the East End, Manwaring said. Prices, he added, have jumped about $5 from last year, when scallops were abundant, to about $20 to $22 per lb.
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Post by Volkonski » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:36 pm

NoFo Breaking News!

In what is being called a Christmas miracle, Duckie, a pet Muscovy duck missing for a month from its Southold home has been found. :thumbs:

http://suffolktimes.timesreview.com/201 ... s-sojourn/

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But the wayward duck had some luck. She had found her way from Southold across Peconic Bay and settled in Shelter Island’s Dering Harbor. Camille Anglin, who owns and operates Bridge Street’s Jack’s Marine on the harbor, spotted an unusual sight — a white duck with a red face.

:snippity:

Calm and peaceful Chase Creek was a safe haven for Duckie, but the intrepid duck next move was to an Island roadway where she might have perished beneath the wheels of a passing vehicle.

Enter daughter Kim Anglin Feierstein who spotted the duck and lured her away from the road with Rice Krispies Treats.

She subsequently brought her to the North Fork Animal Hospital in Southold where Dr. Daniel D’Amato recognized Duckie as a former patient. He was able to make the connection with Ms. Jackson’s social media posts that led to Duckie being reunited with her human family.
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Post by Volkonski » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:05 pm

North Fork oyster scandal! :shock:

Oyster Bust Reveals 400 Bushels Stored Without Permit: DEC

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On Oct. 3, members of the DEC's division of law enforcement marine enforcement unit and eastern Long Island sector officers documented the large-scale aquaculture operation in Meetinghouse Creek — uncovering oysters stored in uncertified oysters without a permit, the DEC said.

ECOs Ike Bobseine, Jordan Doroski, Robert McCabe, Evan Laczi, and Jeremy Eastwood, under the supervision of Lt. Sean Reilly, interviewed the owner of the business, documented evidence, and seized the shellfish in place — 400 bushels of oysters, which were stored around docks in the creek, the DEC said.

The creek, the DEC added, has been documented in the past by the DEC's division of marine resources to contain shellfish with parasitic shellfish poisoning.

"Due to the considerable risk to public safety, shellfish from the business were embargoed from retail stores and the shellfish at the facility were not allowed to be used for consumption," a release from the DEC said.
Meetinghouse Creek is about 1.8 miles from our cottage.

The oysters were eventually transplanted into uncertified bay waters to prevent harvest for commercial sale.
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Post by Volkonski » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:09 pm

A video-

https://watch.wliw.org/video/long-islan ... and-farms/

A Farm Picture: The Life and Times of Long Island Farms
Farms in Long Island, New York, are at a critical juncture. Faced with historical development pressures, many families have sold their land to real-estate developers, while others are struggling to preserve their family and occupational heritage. This documentary examines the history and current status of the region’s family and commercial farms.
Mostly about the North Fork because that is where most of the remaining LI farms are located.
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Post by Volkonski » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:57 pm

One of our ducks is missing!
Not a real duck, though: According to the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce, which has offered a $50 reward, Dazzle the Duck, "one of the star attractions from Riverhead's brand new art installation 'Reflextions, Art in the Park', has gone missing! Shortly after a nor'easter hit Riverhead on Oct. 27, Dazzle disappeared," the Chamber said in a release.
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Post by Volkonski » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:26 pm

Local farming community grows wary of government shutdown impacts

https://riverheadlocal.com/2019/01/07/l ... =hootsuite
This is the time of year when farmers tend to essential paperwork, said Long Island Farm Bureau administrative director Rob Carpenter. Typically this is when farmers file applications for federal assistance, including grants, loans and insurance, as well as requests for foreign laborers under the H2A temporary visa program, he said.

Farm Bureau president Karl Novak, general manager of Half Hollow nurseries in Laurel, said if the shutdown continues for any length of time, “there will be ramifications.”

Agriculture relies on the federal government for certain types of insurance, such as crop insurance, for loan guarantees, subsidies and grants.

But the prospect of the shutdown extending processing delays in the already delay-plagued H2A agricultural worker visa program is what’s most concerning to local farmers. That program allows farmer who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring nonimmigrant foreign workers to the U.S. on a temporary or seasonal basis.
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Post by Volkonski » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:57 pm

This is not just a fluke. ;)

State Files Suit Over Commercial Fluke Quota

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Prior to the March 2018 petition, New York State was involved in the amendment process to the fluke fishery management plan through the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; ongoing since 2014, the process had "yet to result in equity for New York or consistency of the fishery's management with best-available science," Cuomo said.

The governor said he believed that despite repeated efforts to suggest alternatives that would significantly increase New York's share of the commercial quota for fluke, the state has been "thwarted" by other voting members representing the interests of other states.

State-by-state allocations for commercial fluke were set in the early 1990s using incomplete landings data from 1980 through 1989, the release said.

"At that time, New York's allocation was set at 7.6% of the coast-wide quota, while neighboring states were allocated up to 15.7% for Rhode Island, and 16.7% for New Jersey. Virginia and North Carolina were allocated 21.3% and 27.4%," Cuomo said.
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Post by Volkonski » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:38 pm

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A rare winter waterspout on the Long Island Sound this morning. Photo taken from Breakwater Beach in Mattituck by Herb Lewis.
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Post by Volkonski » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:38 pm

Lance Gumbs is a tribal leader of the Shinnecock Indian Nation on the South Fork of Long Island. The Shinecock Nation is 9 miles as the crow flies from our North Fork home. We have attended their annual Pow Wows. :thumbs: We had a couple from the Nation attend our UU Fellowship for a while.

A typical Shinnecock, Mr. Gumbs went to The Pennington Prep School, Southampton Senior High School, took a BS in Economics at Adelphi University and attended the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He is Area Vice-President, for the Northeast Region of the National Congress of American Indian. Such is the CV of a 21st Century native American leader. :)
Shinnecock Leader Speaks On 'Hate' In DC That Sparked Viral Video
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Lance A. Gumbs is with Nikki Bass and 9 others.
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The First Indigenous People's March was a great success, however I didn't feel comfortable about posting my pictures of the event until I had the chance to speak with Respected Elder and Vietnam Veteran Nathan Phillips this evening at the Rally held in his honor. I was with one of the last groups to leave the Rally at the Lincoln Memorial after the march and saw the commotion going on with the students. We walked towards the yelling. But half way there we saw them jumping around and thought they were just having fun so we turned around to wait for our car. We couldn't see that Nathan was in the center of the melee and couldn't hear the singing with all the noise they were making. I didn't find out what had happened until later that night when leaving the fundraiser. Needless to say it was extremely upsetting to know I was that close to what went on and didn't help. Nathan was very understanding in our conversation this evening and said he was glad we hadn't intervened because it would have gone south very quickly which was a bonafide fact! I appreciated his understanding and healing words as we stood out there in the cleansing rain tonight washing away the hate that he had endured and felt I could now post the wonderful side of the days events. More pictures to come.
Mr. Phillips with Mr. Gumbs in the rain.

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About 100 more photos at his FB page-

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:thumbs:
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Post by Volkonski » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:51 pm

I have toured this farm's North Fork site several times. :o

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FDA issues recall of baby spinach linked to North Fork farm


http://longisland.news12.com/story/3985 ... -fork-farm
The FDA has issued a nationwide salmonella recall linked to a North Fork farm.

Satur Farms in Cutchogue is voluntarily recalling baby spinach and mesclun.

The FDA says it was distributed in both New York and Florida. Food inspectors detected salmonella during routine tests.

Salmonella can potentially cause deadly infections in young children, the frail and senior citizens.
The farm is run by a husband and wife. They have land in both the North Fork and in Florida so that they can supply their customers all year. This spinach must have grown in Florida. They don't have a greenhouse operation on the North Fork.
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Post by Volkonski » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:57 am

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Taken at New Suffolk on the Great Peconic Bay.

More photos by the same photographer here-

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Post by Volkonski » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:22 pm

Sang Lee Farms owners named organic Farmers of the Year

https://northforker.com/2019/01/29/sang ... ntpage-top
Fast forward a dozen years and Sang Lee Farms is among the more successful, well-respected organic farms in the region. Earlier this month, Fred and his wife, Karen, were awarded the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York’s Farmers of the Year award. Presented at the chapter’s annual conference in Saratoga Springs, the Lees were also invited to deliver a keynote address, where they talked about how they shifted from a more traditional wholesale farm growing Asian vegetables to one that now produces more than 100 varieties of organic produce it sells at its farm stand, farmers markets and through a robust Community Supported Agriculture program.

:snippity:

The history of Sang Lee Farms dates back to 1948, when Fred’s father, George, launched the business in Melville along with his brother, John, and a cousin.

:snippity:

The organic farm in Peconic is actually the third property the family has farmed, having moved to East Moriches in 1963 and the current location on Route 48 in 1987.
The Lees were pushed east as LI was developed following WW II until they reached the North Fork.

We used to subscribe to their CSA program but even sharing with one of Mrs. V's cousins it was more veggies than we could use.

Sang Lee Farms is located across North Road from Satur Farms which had that spinach recall.
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Post by Volkonski » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:46 pm

South Fork but of interest.

New South Fork LIRR Service Coming Soon

https://patch.com/new-york/riverhead/s/ ... =riverhead
Beginning on Monday, March 4, the LIRR will add six trains per day east of Speonk, three one-way trips in the mornings and three in the afternoon. Select trains will connect with shuttles at East Hampton, Bridgehampton, Southampton, Amagansett and Montauk that will transport customers to and from selected employment centers and workplaces, the LIRR said.

A joint fare covering trains and shuttles is set at $4.25 one way; tickets will be available at full-service ticket vending machines, where South Fork Commuter Connection ticket will be listed under "Deals & Getaways," the LIRR said, adding that customers are encouraged to purchase a return trip ticket in advance.

Because the trains and connecting services are intended for those looking to travel on the South Fork, the trains will not connect with trains traveling to or from New York City, which makes them unique in the LIRR network, officials said.

The South Fork Commuter Connection is the culmination of more than a year of discussions between South Fork elected officials and community leaders and the LIRR that has already resulted in a number of service improvements on both the North and South Forks.
This is intended to bring workers from cheaper areas of LI to jobs on the labour-short South Fork. The South Fork is over 40 miles long so getting people to commute there from up island is difficult.
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Post by Volkonski » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:39 pm

At last the book we have all been waiting for is almost here! :thumbs:

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Author Susan Van Scoy Visits Flanders to Introduce Her New Book
Flanders Historical Society and Friends of Big Duck host a book launch party for new book about The Big Duck and Long Island Duck Farming.


https://patch.com/new-york/riverhead/au ... =riverhead
"The Big Duck and Eastern Long Island's Duck Farming Industry" traces the fascinating and largely unknown history of the "Long Island Duck"—a fixture on the menus of fine dining establishments around the world. The first duck farm, Atlantic Duck Farm, opened on Long Island in Speonk in 1858; however, raising ducks did not take hold until the Pekin duck breed arrived from China in 1873," according to Van Scoy.

Van Scoy points out that: "By 1940, nearly 100 duck farms were concentrated mainly between Eastport and Riverhead. Today, due to environmental regulations and soaring costs, only one Long Island duck farm survives—Corwin's Crescent Duck Farm in Aquebogue. However, many influences of the Long Island duck industry remain, such as the Big Duck, a duck-shaped building conceived by Martin Maurer in 1931 that was used to sell poultry and duck eggs, inspiring the famous term 'duck' architecture."

Susan Van Scoy, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Art History at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue and specializes in the history of photography and public, site-specific art. Images in the book are drawn from the photography collections of the National Archives, Suffolk County Division of Historic Services and The Post-Morrow Foundation, as well as numerous local families' private collections.
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Post by Volkonski » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:54 pm

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This photo from the 1920's shows two duck farms on Long Island. Duck farms then and there were of two types, wet farms located on the banks of rivers and dry farms. This photo shows how wet farms caused a lot of water pollution.
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Post by Volkonski » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:27 am

Other Atlantic states should do the same.

State lawmakers pass bill to ban use of purse seine nets for taking Menhaden

https://riverheadlocal.com/2019/02/10/s ... =hootsuite
Atlantic Menhaden are a major food source for whales, dolphins, coastal sharks, predatory fish, seals, and seabirds. A single humpback whale can eat thousands of pounds of Menhaden per day. They are used as bait fish by recreational and commercial fisherman, and support fish meal and oil based products industries. These small fish have been referred to as one of the most important species in the ocean.

Just prior to 2012, Atlantic Menhaden were overfished to just a small percentage of their historic abundance. Measures were taken by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission in 2012 to attempt to restore the Menhaden population.

These recent efforts have been successful. Menhaden have been returning to New York’s coastal waters in historic numbers. This is good news to the striped bass fisheries on Long Island, and the replenished food source is bringing whales and dolphins back to New York’s coast, positively contributing to the tourism industry.

Purse seines are large nets that encircle schools of fish and are then closed at the bottom like a drawstring purse. Because the Menhaden population has been so low, purse seines have not been used in New York for several years, but as the populations grow, it is important to consider sustainable management of this keystone species. This legislation is necessary in order to prevent repeating history to the detriment of the marine ecosystem and the economies that rely on them.
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