Long Island divers get an early holiday gift: Tugboat sinkings to build reef

The Relentless was one of two tugboats the sunk at the site of Twelve Mile Reef, so named for its distance offshore. Credit: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation By Bill BleyerSpecial to NewsdayUpdated December 12, 2019 6:00 PM PRINTSHARE  The Long Island diving community, which has struggled with fewer people engaging in the sport locally […]

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December 12, 2019

Smith Point Park Brightest Drive-Thru Light Show

December 1 – 30(Closed December 24 & 25) Smith Point County ParkWilliam Floyd Pkwy, Shirley, NY Hours of Operation:Monday-Thursday, 5-9PMFriday-Sunday, 5-10PM Holiday Hours:Dec. 16-19, 5-10PMDec. 20-23, 5-11PM Only $20 Per Car $40 per mini bus or RV$70 per coach/school bus or trolley (No cash; Only credit/debit cards accepted. No Refunds.)Questions? Mon.-Fri., 9AM-5PM, Call (631) 543-6622During Show Hours, Call (631) 852-1315 Proceeds […]

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November 30, 2019

Deceased minke whale found in East Hampton

Atlantic Marine Conservation Society is currently responding to a deceased minke whale in East Hampton. The whale had been reported initially as alive and in poor condition, but the animal died shortly before the team arrived on scene. We are working with East Hampton Town Marine Patrol, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and NOAA Fisheries […]

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November 23, 2019

Humpback whale washes up in Southampton

AMSEAS is currently responding to a deceased humpback whale in Southampton. The 27.5-foot animal is now out of the surf and a necropsy will begin this afternoon. Stay tuned for updates! If you see a deceased, sick, or injured marine animal, immediately call the NYS Stranding Hotline at 631.369.9829 Source: https://www.facebook.com/amseasorg/

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November 14, 2019

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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July 31, 2019

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