Remember to check in on elderly friends, relatives, and neighbors, before, during, and after storms/freezes!

A few words of advise… To ensure residents are prepared for these extreme temperatures, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has released safety tips (below). At AARP Massachusetts, we urge all our members and friends to heed these safety precautions, and to remember to check in on elderly friends, relatives, and neighbors, before, during, and […]

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January 2, 2018

FROZEN GREAT SOUTH BAY AT SMITH POINT

Before the snow started Mike Busch took a short flight over the ice near Smith Point where the Great South Bay meets Narrows Bay leading to Moriches Bay. https://vimeo.com/249188430

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December 31, 2017

Seal walks and cruises along Long Island’s shores

Blubbery buddies bask on Cupsogue Beach in Westhampton Beach. Updated December 19, 2017 9:04 AM PRINT SEE COMMENTS SHARE  Long Island’s coastal waters are a favorite hangout for harbor seals starting around November and lasting until about May. Here are a few worthwhile seal walks and cruises where you can catch sight of the pudgy pinnipeds. CRESLI […]

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December 20, 2017

What “flora and fauna” lives off of the coast of Long Island

Humpback whales feeding cooperatively. Photo by: Nicole Starkweather Many patrons each year ask us: what kind of marine life lives in the Ocean in front of us? What’s in the water? Is this a king crab? Is it a dolphin or a shark? … All are great questions and here is a little snippet into […]

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November 30, 2017

Honoring All Who Served – Veteran’s Day

Veterans Day is a time to honor all U.S. service members for all they’ve done. 8 Ways to Express Appreciation on Veterans Day Veterans Day is an important day for showing appreciation to members of our military, past and present. If you’re looking for an appropriate way to honor a veteran in your life, or would like […]

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November 9, 2017

Chris Penteck accepted into the International Surf Lifesaving Association Project Indonesia Program

Chris Penteck was accepted into the ISLA’s (International Surf Lifesaving Association) Project Indonesia program where he will be helping the local lifeguards in Pangandaran, The International Surf Lifesaving Association’s (ISLA) Lifeguards Without Borders initiative was started in 2006 and has helped to promote drowning prevention in multiple countries throughout the world. In December 2017, the […]

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October 18, 2017

Upgrade of Smith Point campgrounds

Suffolk County Parks Department workers are upgrading the camping grounds this week at Smith Point.   Source: https://www.facebook.com/suffolkcountyparks/posts/1706728296004197

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October 16, 2017

They survived six hours in a pool as a wildfire burned their neighborhood to the ground

By Robin Abcarian http://www.latimes.com/local/abcarian/94862926-132.html As an inferno nearly engulfed them, Jan Pascoe and her husband John jumped into pool to save themselves. (Video by Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) Jan Pascoe and her husband, John, were trapped. The world was on fire, and Jan was hyperventilating from fear. Then they remembered their neighbors’ […]

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October 12, 2017

USGS Tracks Evolution of a Fire Island Hurricane-Made Breach

USGS scientist Owen Brenner walks across the Fire Island wilderness breach carrying a GPS backpack that allows him to collect precise elevation data in the shallows. Credit: Cheryl Hapke, USGS Release Date: OCTOBER 10, 2017 A study finds that although the “wilderness breach” created by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 has reached a relatively stable size and […]

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October 10, 2017