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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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