• Kevin McAllister spoke out yesterday about his plan to fight for his job as Peconic Baykeeper, after he was mysteriously fired earlier this month. The Beacon’s story is online here.
• The Concerned Citizens of Montauk is reporting sad news for Rizzilient, the Mako shark tagged last summer off the coast of Montauk in the Shark’s Eye Tournament, the first no-kill, satellite tag shark tournament in Montauk. Researchers are still investigating, but it’s suspected that she was likely caught by a commercial longliner off the coast of Portugal.
• The New York Wildfire Academy reported record turnout from Long Island fire departments for their series of brush fire workshops over the past weekend, and is planning to host a second session in late March and early April, as the brush fire season reaches its peak on Long Island. East End firefighters from Eastport, Flanders, East Quogue, North Sea, Shelter Island and Cutchogue participated in the session over this past weekend.
• The New Suffolk Waterfront Fund won approval to rebuild their marina from the Southold Town Trustees Wednesday night. Our full story is online here.
• The state DEC will host a two-day, hands-on youth program on hunting safety on April 26 and 27 at the Peconic River Sportsman’s Club in Manorville. Participants, who must be between 12 and 16 years old, will receive their Hunter Education Training Certificate after completing the course, which is required in order to purchase a hunting license. For more information or to register for the Youth Conservation Program, contact the DEC Sportsman Education Office at 631.444.0255.
• Don’t forget to plan your week ahead with The Beacon’s event calendar.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.