If you were late to work this morning…

It has been an unusual morning for officers in the Suffolk County Police Department. Police responded to 911 calls reporting a bull running loose on Montgomery Avenue in Mastic at approximately 8:20 a.m. The bull has been spotted in Mastic and Shirley and caused the brief shutdown of a portion of Sunrise Highway. It was […]

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July 20, 2021

Please turn the showers off.

In an average home, showers are typically the third largest water use after toilets and clothes washers. The average American shower uses 17.2 gallons and lasts for 8.2 minutes at average flow rate of 2.1 gallons per minute (gpm). If a patron leaves a shower on for an hour – a patron wastes 126 gallons […]

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July 19, 2021

Smith Point Outer Beach closed to vehicles due to unfledged piping plover chicks

Smith Point Outer Beach is closed to all vehicles until further notice due to the presence of unfledged piping plover chicks, the Suffolk County Parks Department announced Wednesday. The closure is required by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, officials said. Piping plovers are considered a threatened species under federal guidelines. They are considered endangered in […]

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July 15, 2021

Are you sun smart?…Ask a Dermatologist

With sunny summer days ahead, sunscreen is probably on your mind. Dermatologists are always getting questions from patients about SPF usage. Use their answers to help prepare you for a summer full of safe fun in the sun. Is a high-number SPF better than a low-number one? A sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or above will […]

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July 14, 2021

Eddie Noll, class of ‘97, named League 1 Coach of the Year, by the Suffolk County Track and Field Coaches Association

The William Floyd Boys Track team had their most successful season in 20 years, with numerous accolades received by both the athletes and coaches.  They were successful in winning the league 1 championship and fell short of the county title by one point in the overall team standings.  They had 12 all-league runners, with 6 […]

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July 13, 2021

Why our beaches have all of the fencing everywhere?

A piping plover chick stands on the beach. Researchers have banded some piping plover within the Seashore to learn more about this species. Piping Plover Monitoring and Management on Fire Island Two federally listed threatened and endangered (T & E) bird species have been known to nest within Fire Island National Seashore. The most notable […]

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July 12, 2021

Crossfit Undertow celebrates 5 years!

5 YEARS AGO- a couple of twenty six year old kids start up their very first business… what a wild journey it has been. We are completely lost for words to even explain what this experience has been like… one word that sticks out though – FUN – We have had such a blast in […]

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July 11, 2021

2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Lifeguard Championship

Each year (7/7/2021) lifeguards who patrol the beaches throughout our region come together to compete in the USLA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships. Due to COVID19, last year’s competition was postponed. The purpose of such an event is to showcase the skills and knowledge it takes to be a lifeguard. The day is filled with action-packed events […]

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July 8, 2021

Have a happy and safe Independence Day

First … Remember… Always swim near a lifeguard! Independence Day (colloquially the Fourth of July or July 4) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain, King George III, and were now united, free, and independent states.[1] The […]

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July 1, 2021