2019 Junior Lifeguard Program Dates announced

The Smith Point Junior Lifeguard program’s goal is to educate our Suffolk County Patrons and youth about ocean safety. Through ocean training, interaction and exploration, the Smith Point Junior Lifeguards gain: development of confidence, mental and physical fitness and respect for one another and the coastal environment. Each Saturday, (7/13/19, 7/20/19 and 7/27/19) the training […]

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June 18, 2019

Behind the Film ‘Part of Water,’ a Retrospective on the Only U.S. Lifeguard to Lose His Life on Duty

WEDNESDAY MAY 15, 2019 Dylan Heyden Associate Editor STAFF On July 6th, 2014, Newport Beach lifeguard Ben Carlson responded to a call about a man in distress as 10-to-12-foot waves pounded the Southern California beach town. Carlson was a waterman of the highest order, but, for reasons that to this day remain elusive, Carlson never surfaced […]

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May 15, 2019

What to expect from the 2019 hurricane season

El Niño conditions could cancel out the effects of a warming Atlantic. By Ula Chrobak 5/6/2019 at 2:30pm Deposit Photos Compared to last year’s devastating Atlantic hurricane season, it seems this year’s will be a bit of a reprieve. According to the Weather Company’s forecast, released Monday, we’ll have a “slightly less active” Atlantic hurricane season […]

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May 7, 2019

Dead whale washes ashore in Westhampton, conservation group says

By Deon J. Hampton deon.hampton@newsday.com @deonjhampton Updated May 5, 2019 6:39 PM A humpback whale washed ashore and was found dead at the oceanside beach of Cupsogue Beach County Park in Westhampton early Sunday. A team from the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society arrived around 12:15 p.m. for an assessment, society officials said. A biologist is expected to […]

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May 6, 2019

Cuomo signs NY offshore drilling ban alongside Billy Joel

Posted: Apr 29, 2019 3:17 PM EDT Updated: Apr 29, 2019 6:17 PM EDT JONES BEACH – Gov. Andrew Cuomo was surrounded Monday by musician Billy Joel and Nassau and Suffolk officials as he signed a bill to protect New York waterways. “No how, no way are you going to drill off the coast of […]

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April 30, 2019

Good Samaritan and Suffolk County Unveil Free Sunscreen Dispensers at County Golf Courses

In conjunction with Suffolk County Legislator Susan A. Berland (D-Dix Hills), Catholic Health Services has assisted in establishing a free sunscreen dispenser program at all four Suffolk County golf courses, including Bergen Point Golf Course in West Babylon, West Sayville Golf Course in West Sayville, Timber Point Golf Course in Great River and Indian Island […]

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April 25, 2019

The #1 source of plastic trash in our oceans? Cigarette butts.

Ocean Conservancy has collected more than 60 million butts since the ’80s. DEREK BERES19 September, 2018 Cigarette butts outnumber plastic bottles and grocery bags. The toxins from the butts are eaten by fish, which end up back inside of our bodies. Stricter legislation is the only way to solve this problem. Tossing a cigarette butt […]

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April 24, 2019

Buoy #5, secured.

Raven Taylor and Jon Dignon had to rescue the #5 buoy this morning. Both men tied it up and notified the Coast Guard. If you are a boater, you can appreciate the effort. Additionally, it is a safety hazard when a buoy this size is “rolling” around in the Shore! Thank you for calling the […]

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April 21, 2019

“Earthquake” Strikes South of Long Island

Publication: The Southampton PressBy Valerie Gordon  Apr 9, 2019 4:15 PM A magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported approximately 33 miles southeast of Southampton on Tuesday morning. The tremor was recorded at 7:22 a.m., according to a preliminary report from the United States Geological Survey. The quake’s epicenter—or point of origin— was roughly 41 miles southeast […]

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April 9, 2019

Dead whale found with 40 kilograms of plastic bags in its stomach

By Matthew Robinson, CNN Updated 8:55 AM ET, Mon March 18, 2019 Darrell Blatchley, above, found around 40 kilograms of rice sacks, grocery bags, banana plantation bags and general plastic bags in the stomach of the whale. (CNN) A young whale whose carcass washed up in the Philippines died of “dehydration and starvation” after consuming […]

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March 18, 2019