Tag Archives: Long Island Sound

Pics Of The Day #1942

One sailboat on Long Island Sound … (Photo/Matt Murray)

… and a fleet … (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

… and one, off in the distance … (Photo/Sunil Hirani)

… and another, under a full moon … (Photo/Sandy Rothenberg)

… and back to the first: one view … (Photo/Laurie Crouse)

… and another (Photo/Jennifer Rosen)

 

Pics Of The Day #1885

One view of last night’s strawberry moon over Long Island Sound …

… and another (Photos/copyright Ted Horowitz)

Could Better Fertilizer Save The Sound?

David Jones is a 1971 Staples High School graduate. He writes:

Sitting at my post as a Compo Beach lifeguard 50 years ago, water pollution — or anything to do with climate change — was not on my radar. All I thought about was what time do I get off my shift, and when can I get to Ye Olde Bridge Grille?

I spent hours looking at Long Island Sound as a job, never realizing how beautiful it was.

Half a century later, I am all about protecting Mother Earth.

David Jones

A while ago, I was approached with an idea: What if we got rid of traditional granular fertilizer that is filled with chemicals and salts, and has the capacity to blow up half of Beirut (which it did)?

It was an interesting concept. I am now on the advisory board of NTP Technologies. We can save our planet.

Our machine injects pure nitrogen into tap water, creating a fertilizer with no “icky” stuff,

I got a D- in chemistry at Staples. But I realize that no fertilizer runoff in your water tables, aquifers and of course Long Island Sound is a very good thing.

Right now we have a patent and orders on the books. But we need investors, to build out our manufacturing and scalability.

My neighbor Paul Newman used to say, “you only go around once. Do the right thing.” Let’s do this right, Westport!

(To learn more, email djones@NTPtechnologies.com, or call David Jones: 401-500-3256.)

 

Pic Of The Day #1681

Bill Ryan took this photo the other day from Compo Beach, looking across at Saugatuck Harbor. He was intrigued by the dramatic cloud.

But when he looked closer, he thought: It’s not a cloud at all. It’s a huge turkey, hightailing it out of town until Thanksgiving is over.

Happy Turkey Day to all!

(Photo/Bill Ryan)

Pic Of The Day #1597

Boat off Owenoke (Photo/Ted Horowitz)

Pic Of The Day #1582

Losing one’s head on the Sound (Photo/Laura Overton)

Pics Of The Day #1470

Ned Dimes Marina by day … (Photo/Karen Como)

… and at sunset … (Drone photo/Daniel Johnson)

… and Long Island Sound, from Compo Beach (Drone photo/Daniel Johnson)

Pic Of The Day #1417

Balloon on the Sound (Photo/Amy Schneider)

Pic Of The Day #1402

A few days ago, off Compo Beach … (Photo/Thomas Purcell)

… and just before the snow, at Compo Cove (Photo/Amy Schneider)

Pic Of The Day #1352

Long Island Sound (Photo/David Hyman)