Salute Long Island Flyover

Here is the new expanded 106th Rescue Wing “Salute Long Island Flyover” path starting at 12:00 PM from F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base on Friday May 15th. This gesture, from the men and women of your New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing, is intended to salute everyone working hard in this fight […]

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May 13, 2020

Smith Point Lifeguards – Sixty Years of Public Service

Five years ago, we introduced to you nearly all of the men and women that worked at Smith Point, Cupsogue, Meschutt and Sears Bellow beaches since July of 1959 and maintained “0” drownings record.Once again a BIG Special Thank You has to go out to Mr. Tim Delaney for spending now, nearly eight years, digging […]

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January 20, 2020

Up-close, embedded look at elite LI Guard unit training to rescue astronauts

POSTED 5:48 PM, NOVEMBER 25, 2019, BY JAMES FORD AND KEITH LOPEZ, UPDATED AT 05:49PM, NOVEMBER 25, 2019 WESTHAMPTON, L.I. — Jumping out of planes and on to personal watercraft by parachute, from 3,500 feet — that’s just part of the life-risking activities that some elite airmen from our region engage in in order to save lives. And now […]

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November 26, 2019

Cassie Dooley Completes SUP11 City Tour in the Netherlands

Congratulations Cassie Dooley, 2013 Lifeguard of the Year, on finishing the SUP11 City Tour in the Netherlands. The longest and one of the most rigorous SUP (Stand Up Paddle) races in the world. 220 km in 5 days!! Nice Job!

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September 16, 2019

Sayville’s Jack Coan Named Wisconsin Starting Quarterback

The Long Island native will be the football team’s starting quarterback this season. By Stephen Romano, Patch Staff Aug 26, 2019 12:56 pm ET | Updated Aug 26, 2019 10:11 pm ET Sayville native Jack Coan will be the Wisconsin Badgers starting quarterback this season. The junior, who was listed in the depth chart as the team’s top […]

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August 27, 2019

LI’s Jack Coan, Wisconsin win big in Pinstripe Bowl

Former Sayville star quarterback throws touchdown pass, adds rushing TD in 35-3 win over Miami at Yankee Stadium. In front of many well-wishers from Sayville and elsewhere on Long Island, Sayville native Jack Coan was 6-for-11 for 73 yards with one interception as the starting quarterback in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Thursday.  […]

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December 28, 2018

Whether as an ocean lifeguard or UW’s quarterback, Jack Coan maintains his poise

(Photo: Getty Images) Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal SentinelPublished 1:01 p.m. CT Nov. 14, 2018 | Updated 10:56 p.m. CT Nov. 14, 2018 MADISON – Getting an accurate read on Jack Coan’s emotional state is near impossible.  Those who know Wisconsin’s backup quarterback say he is a tenacious competitor who has always masked his emotions.  Steady. Focused. […]

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December 21, 2018

Smith Point Lifeguards … the beginnings.

Hello Smith Point Alumni, fans, family and friends, The purpose of this page is to bring all of the Smith Point Alumni, young and seasoned, tall and short, living on Long Island or California or elsewhere together… Each summer, every-single one of us has a story to tell … how Smith Point changed you, helped […]

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December 9, 2018

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Jessy Duffy, class of 1999, helping out Victims of Hurricane Michael

Jessy Duffy, class of 1999, heading home after a long 13 day deployment in the panhandle. In Jessy’s words: ”It was a humbling experience and one I will never forget. We worked hard and know we made a difference for the people up there. Thanks to the locals of Wewa (Wewahitchka) who made us feel […]

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October 27, 2018