You Should Always Put a Quarter on a Frozen Cup of Water Before a Hurricane

This refrigerator trick could literally save your life. BY MARLISSE CEPEDA OCT 17, 2016 When a major hurricane is on the horizon, packing your bags and leaving home is the safe thing to do. But, if you’re worried about the food in your fridge being safe to consume when you return, you’re going to want to remember this […]

Read More You Should Always Put a Quarter on a Frozen Cup of Water Before a Hurricane
August 28, 2019

Smith Point Bridge will be CLOSED

Smith Point Bridge will be CLOSED 7-9AM this Sunday, August 4, 2019, for the annual Smith Point Triathlon. No cars to cross over the bridge and no tall ships to cross under. The Smith Point Triathlon starts at Smith Point County Park, with a fast 500 meter Narrow Bay swim and continues on to a […]

Read More Smith Point Bridge will be CLOSED
August 1, 2019

Smith Point Wins – 2019 “Joe W. Dooley” Long Island Lifeguard Championship

Photo Credit: Nikole Pikulik On Monday, July 29th, lifeguards from across Long Island came together for a day of intense competition to see who is the best on the Island. Many times the competition resembles the USLA National Lifeguard Championships, as year after year, the same individuals wind up competing for the same title at […]

Read More Smith Point Wins – 2019 “Joe W. Dooley” Long Island Lifeguard Championship
July 31, 2019

2 Comments

Upgrades at Suffolk parks expand access for people with disabilities

On Friday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced new purchases and projects at three county beaches to increase accessibility, especially for those who are disabled. The improvements at Smith Point County Park, Cupsogue Beach County Park and Meschutt Beach County Park include installation of blue mobility mats on the sand to help people get closer to […]

Read More Upgrades at Suffolk parks expand access for people with disabilities
July 26, 2019

2019 USLA National Lifeguard Championship

The 2019 USLA National Lifeguard Championships registration is open at www.uslanationals.org. This year, when adult lifeguards are registering online, you are asked to select the Open/Age Group events you are expecting to compete in. It is requested that you try to be realistic and not just select everything. There is no penalty for additions or […]

Read More 2019 USLA National Lifeguard Championship
July 22, 2019

Declaration of Independence: A Transcription

Note: The following text is a transcription of the Stone Engraving of the parchment Declaration of Independence (the document on display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.) The spelling and punctuation reflects the original. In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human […]

Read More Declaration of Independence: A Transcription
July 4, 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 […]

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

Read More What to expect from the 2019 hurricane season
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 […]

Read More Dead whale washes ashore in Westhampton, conservation group says
May 6, 2019