Jones Beach wind farm

Project developer Equinor plans to construct up to 174 wind turbines off the Long Island coast by 2027. Credit: Equinor A couple of days ago, Equinar released a simulation video of what an offshore wind farm will look like from Jones Beach, (approximately 40 miles west from Smith Point Beach) showing the turbines visible at […]

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June 20, 2021

Water Safety Tip of the Week #1

General Information on Drowning Drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death in the United States and the second leading cause of accidental death for persons aged 5 to 44. For children in the one to two year age range, drowning is the leading cause of injury death. In some states, like California, Florida, […]

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June 19, 2021

Flag Day 6/14/21

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.[1] The Flag Resolution, passed on June 14, 1777, stated: “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, […]

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June 14, 2021

First ever contract approved

The Smith Point Lifeguard Association negotiated a one-year deal with Suffolk County Administration to raise average hourly pay. Our union represents approximately over 100 lifeguards at all three Suffolk County beaches; Smith Point, Cupsogue and Meschutt. We are happy to announce that this deal will put our lifeguard compensation more on par with that of […]

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June 8, 2021

Plane Makes Emergency Landing On LI Beach

A plane made an emergency landing at Smith Point County on Sunday. (Courtesy Suffolk County Parks Police Sgt. Jeff Campo.) Lisa Finn, Patch StaffPosted Sun, Jun 6, 2021 at 10:47 pm ET|Updated Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 9:58 am ET SHIRLEY, NY — A pilot made an emergency landing on the beach at Smith Point County Park on Sunday. The plane, […]

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June 6, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations are now available

COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to everyone aged 12 and older. According to medical researchers, vaccination will help protect you, your family and your community from the virus that causes COVID-19. By getting vaccinated, you can end the damage to our economy, prevent more illnesses and deaths, and eliminate COVID-19. For more information, please click […]

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June 1, 2021

Memorial Day History

Memorial Day History Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan […]

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May 29, 2021

Lifeguard Training

Attention :Suffolk County will be running it’s 2021 lifeguard training course starting this Monday, May 10 at the Brookhaven aquatic center at 300 Mastic Beach Road,  Mastic BeachFrom 6 PM to 9 PMAnyone interested please show up with ID, swimming attire and running attire.The other dates will be 5/12, 5/17, 5/19, 5/24, 5/26, 6/2 and […]

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May 7, 2021

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Two Smith Point Lifeguards nominated up for best in Suffolk County Football Awards.

Two of the Smith Point lifeguards have been nominated for the prestigious Suffolk County Football Awards. Ty Kolar, two time All-County linebacker for Sayville has been nominated for the County’s top Linebacker. Additionally, two time all County wide receiver and defensive back, C.J. Messina has been nominated for the County’s top Defensive back and receiver […]

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April 28, 2021