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Cesspool folk here now. The cesspool was full to the brim.

Because disposal fees are high this is costing almost $1000.
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Volkonski wrote:
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Cesspool folk here now. The cesspool was full to the brim.

Because disposal fees are high this is costing almost $1000.

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Mrs. V's cousin who lives in the DC area and her husband left for DC today after closing down their two cottages. Last night we went out to dinner with them.

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Yes, we had turnips but no pie. ;)

The Campgrounds are getting rather empty. In about 11 days we will be gone. :(
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Tomorrow it will be 70F here. By Friday the cold weather gripping much of the country will get here. The Friday night forecast low is 29F.

Time to huddle near the gas stove. The cat has been practicing.

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The cesspool truck trying to figure out how to get down the hill.

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Halloween here forecast to be wet and windy. :(

We never get trick or treaters here. The Circle is dark at night and very few children live close.
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Quite windy now and worse later. However a lot of the leaves have fallen from the trees so there is less chance of falling branches and trees than there was a few weeks ago.
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Volkonski wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:10 pm
Quite windy now and worse later. However a lot of the leaves have fallen from the trees so there is less chance of falling branches and trees than there was a few weeks ago.
Hello Mr. V. --- just was wondering about the age of the trees around your place. The one that hit near your cottage a couple of weeks ago looked very rotten on the inside. Do you have a tree guy (is that an arborist?) look at the forest on your property? Might be worth taking preventive measures before major damage happens.

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RTH10260 wrote:
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Quite windy now and worse later. However a lot of the leaves have fallen from the trees so there is less chance of falling branches and trees than there was a few weeks ago.
Hello Mr. V. --- just was wondering about the age of the trees around your place. The one that hit near your cottage a couple of weeks ago looked very rotten on the inside. Do you have a tree guy (is that an arborist?) look at the forest on your property? Might be worth taking preventive measures before major damage happens.
We have our trees evaluated every few years. We have spent thousands for tree removal over the last 10 years.

The oaks here tend to hollow out when they get older. We have removed three hollowed oaks.

Mrs. V's cousin just arranged to have 6 damaged trees removed over the winter.

The homeowners association has the trees on the jointly owned land trimmed every few years.

It never ends. ;)
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Sitting out on the upstairs porch. This will be the last evening when it will be warm enough to do so comfortably. Currently 68F.

Wind has increased a bit. Some small branches are falling. WLNG reporting 45 mph gusts.

PSE&G has texted that their people are ready to deal with any power outages which is true up to a point.

More rain on the way.

News is that trick or treating has been postponed in many places along the east coast due to the weather. I wouldn't let our girls out in this if they were still little.
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Your utility plans to mitigate outages, mine plans to cause them.
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Now the forecast is for 60 mph gusts. :?

Hope the power stays on and no more trees fall on the cottage.
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We lost power briefly about 1:30 am. Others less lucky-

Storm downs trees and power lines, leaving hundreds in the dark in Riverhead and across North Fork

https://riverheadlocal.com/2019/11/01/s ... lztk1Bm7F8
Heavy rain, strong winds and hazardous gusts caused significant damage across Long Island last night, PSEG-LI said this morning.

More than 17,000 people remain without power this morning, about 250 customers in Riverhead Town and nearly 800 in Southold, according to the utility company. A downed tree on East Main Street took down power lines and knocked out power to the Riverside Drive area, affecting 127 customers there, according to PSEG-LI, which says service is estimated to be restored by 8 p.m.

A wind advisory remains in effect until noon today, with southwest to west winds 15 to 30 mph gusting up to 50 mph, according to the National Weather Service. The high wind warning has been canceled.

A freeze watch is in effect overnight tonight, when temperatures are expected to dip into the mid-30s locally and into the 20s and 30s in other parts of the island.
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:crying:

Prognosticators say it will be a rough season for the Peconic Bay scallop

https://suffolktimes.timesreview.com/20 ... GEKcyduH9A
The Peconic Bay scallop, a favorite of East End foodies and a late-year boon for area baymen, could be largely absent from markets and menus after the season opens up Monday.

Early reports from within the fishing industry suggest there are few bay scallops to harvest this year.

Because bay scallops live for just 18 to 22 months and reproduce only once, they are particularly susceptible to population fluctuations and the harvests have always been cyclical.

“Not good,” Braun Seafood Co. owner Ken Homan said of his expectations for the 2019-20 season. “I think the scallops must have spawned too early because they seem to have died early, but just a guess.”
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Tonight is the North Fork Unitarian Universalist Fellowship's coffee house to support the local food bank.

Mrs. V. and a flutist friend will play two sets of popular tunes.

Admission is one item of nonperishable food.

(Bet they get lots of unused Halloween candy.) ;)

The flute duo are warming up here and will head up to the Meeting House soon. I and some nonperishable food items will follow later.
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Coffee House.

The stage-

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The haul for the food pantry-

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After all the wind the last 3 days today is calm but cooler.

Just wrestled the BBQ grill down the hill to the shed. That is a job I dread but now it is done. :)

The floor folk are still working on our neighbor's cottage.

After playing at the coffee shop last night Mrs.V. is off rehearsing to play at the UU Fellowship for tomorrow's Day of the Dead service.

With Halloween behind us traffic is light. Some of the farm stands have closed for the winter.

Well, back to work on shutting down and packing up.
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:crying: :crying: :crying:

Buckets of woe!

Peconic Bay Scallop Season A Wash: 'The Worst In 15 Years'

https://patch.com/new-york/northfork/pe ... aign=alert
Scallop fisherman Kevin Mellenburg, out on opening day, reflected on the turn of events. "This is the worst harvest season we've seen in the last decade," he said. With so few scallops to be had, he said, "Prices will be through the roof." He got about three bushels Monday, he said, and his take was one of the top three highest on Peconic Bay, he said.

Kathie Cibulski and her fiance Henry Romanowski of Laurel confirmed the bad news after a day out on the water. "There are a lot of dead shells out there. It's not like it usually is." On Monday, she said, Romanowski brought in about 3.5 bushes. "Usually on opening day he can get up to about 10 or so," she said.

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The first 10 lbs. of scallops, priced at about $30/lb., were put out in the seafood shop Tuesday morning and were gone in the first half hour, he said. Of the price, Reda said, "I can only see it going up from here."

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The lack of scallops will trick down to effect the entire East End economy, Manwaring said. "You have people coming from the city for the scallops. Everyone will be impacted — restaurants, farm stands, breweries wineries. Right down to the guy making egg sandwiches for the fishermen in the morning and those who sell the bleach we use to clean the place down. People don't realize how much money is going to be lost because we don't have them this year."
Guess we won't be having any scallops this year. :(
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Mrs. V's last concert of the season. In 5 days we leave for Texas!
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The No Doubt World Famous Monday Night Band-

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Since 1946.
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We usually leave their North Fork before the first frost so we don't see our gardens looking thik this.

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https://abc.com/shows/emergence

Haven't watched it yet but ABC's new show "Emergence" is set on the North Fork.

The show is shot in New Jersey but I understand that some outside scenes were shot in Greenport.
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Higher tides damaging the North Fork.

Rising seas, storms present growing challenge for Trustees

https://suffolktimes.timesreview.com/20 ... -trustees/
“There is a guy on Jockey Creek in Southold,” said Mike Domino, president of the Southold Town Trustees. “He has a boat he purchased from Southold Marina about 20 years ago. He has it serviced there. To get to it, he has to go under the bridge on the creek to reach the marina.

“The last two years, to get under the bridge he had to take off all the equipment on top of the cabin,” Mr. Domino continued. “And this year he had to wait for a super-low tide to get there. He waited a month and a half to get his boat out, under the bridge and serviced. With the rising water levels, he is now on the wrong side of the bridge.

“He came to the Trustees because he needed a permit for his dock. It was a fixed dock he had had for 40 years, but it’s now under water with each high tide, where it never was before. We granted him a permit to raise it,” Mr. Domino added.

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In the four weeks from mid-October to mid-November, two storms that barely made an impression townwide did immense damage to a 1,000-foot section of Long Island Sound shoreline in East Marion. Trustee John Bredemeyer, who lives in Orient, surveyed the damage after the property owners requested emergency permits to repair the damage as quickly as possible.
And on the South Fork-

4th State Of Emergency Declared For Dune Road

https://patch.com/new-york/westhampton- ... -dune-road
For the fourth time in a month, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman issued a state of emergency for the eastern portion of Dune Road near the Shinnecock Commercial Fishing Dock in Hampton Bays. The emergency order allows workers to use heavy equipment to restore the barrier dune in the area. Dune Road is now closed, the supervisor said.

In an interview with Patch, Schneiderman described the dramatic scene.

"The dune is gone," Schneiderman said. "It's all washed out again. We're back to where we started. There's a 200-foot hole right in front of the commercial dock."

:snippity:

The supervisor's declaration indicates an emergency exists or likely will exist and allows the closing of streets and other measures as deemed necessary, a release from the town said. In addition, the emergency declaration allows the town to accelerate any required coordination with the New York Start Department of Environmental Conservation to move sand and rebuild the dune, and it also allows the town to request assistance from the Suffolk County Department of Public Works to bring in heavy equipment to reconstruct the dune, if necessary.
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New York prosecutors take down 96 MS-13 gang members and associates

https://abcnews.go.com/US/york-prosecut ... itter_abcn
The notorious MS-13 street gang in Suffolk County, New York, has been declared "inoperable," law enforcement officials told ABC News.

Authorities plan to announce at a Friday afternoon press conference charges against 96 MS-13 gang members and associates in what's described as the largest take down of the violent street gang in New York State history.

The two-year multi-agency investigation has thwarted seven alleged murder plots, prosecutors said.

:snippity:

The "operation has dealt significant blow to MS-13 leadership in Long Island," according to the media advisory sent by a spokeswoman for Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini.
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Protecting the North Fork's water. :-D

$3.65M for East End preservation in latest round of economic development grants

https://riverheadnewsreview.timesreview ... J7zkyjDGgg
The Peconic Land Trust received the biggest award on the North Fork.

It received $3.65 million to implement the next phase of its Regional Aquifer Protection Land Acquisition Program to acquire land or development rights to protect Long Island’s sole source aquifer, according to the state.

“This year the program will focus on acquiring land in the towns of Brookhaven, Riverhead, Southold, Shelter Island and East Hampton to protect land in the Central Suffolk, Southold and South Fork Special Groundwater Protection Areas within the Peconic Estuary and Long Island Sound Study Watershed,” the state said in announcing the grants.

The Town of Riverhead received an $800,000 Empire State Development grant to create a new riverfront connecting Main Street to the river with recreational amenities and a gathering space
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