Where and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees on Long Island in January 2023?

In many urban and suburban areas, Christmas trees are collected from curbside during the first 2 weeks in January. Be sure to remove all lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands, other NON-Organic decorative materials and other materials that are not part of the original tree. This includes tree stands also. What happens to the trees? In most […]

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January 2, 2023

Fire Island Breach on 12/26/22

The New Inlet (~1.8 miles west of Smith Point) in Bellport Bay reopened during the Christmas weekend storm – this footage was taken on Monday, December 26th 2022. Great South Bay on the south Shore of Long Island Footage taken with an Autel EVO 2 Pro

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December 27, 2022

Happy Holidays to ALL.

From all of us here to all of you out there… Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Kwanza! Enjoy your time with your family and friends and may the fiscal 2023 be a happy and a healthy one!

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December 23, 2022

The Suffolk County Girl Scouts Holiday Light Show and Enchanted Forest kicks off this Saturday

Peggy Spellman Hoey, Patch Staff SMITH POINT, NY — The Suffolk County Girl Scouts Holiday Light Show and Enchanted Forest kicks off this Saturday at Smith Point and Southaven county parks in Shirley. The show will run until Dec. 30. The 19th annual light show, which draws thousands of visitors each year, is a drive-through […]

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November 25, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving to ALL

From our Families to yours… This year at YOUR Thanksgiving dinner, let’s take a moment to pause and share the things for which we are grateful and thankful for… and remember, always swim near a lifeguard.

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November 23, 2022

Ian, Cat 4 Hurricane

Hurricane Ian Advisory Number 25NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092022 500 PM EDT Wed Sep 28 2022 …IAN BATTERING THE FLORIDA PENINSULA WITH CATASTROPHIC STORM SURGE, WINDS, AND FLOODING……NEW WATCHES AND WARNINGS ISSUED FOR NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA… LOCATION…26.9N 82.0WABOUT 5 MI…10 KM E OF PUNTA GORDA FLORIDAABOUT 120 MI…190 KM SSW OF ORLANDO […]

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September 28, 2022

Fiona, Cat 4 Hurricane

…FIONA BECOMES A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE WHILE MOVING AWAY FROM THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS… LOCATION…23.4N 71.8WABOUT 105 MI…170 KM N OF NORTH CAICOS ISLANDABOUT 755 MI…1215 KM SW OF BERMUDAMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…130 MPH…210 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 350 DEGREES AT 8 MPH…13 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…942 MB…27.82 INCHES Reports from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane […]

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September 21, 2022

Lifeguards respond to a boater in distress

At approximately 2:30 PM, a call came over the radio of a boater in distress at west breach (~ 2 miles plus west of Smith Point), part of FINS. Smith Point guards responded (via wave-runner and ’gator’) along with Park Rangers and SC PD. No one was hurt. Follow up on the boat…

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September 2, 2022

Ron Gross visits Smith Point

From left-right; Tim Delaney, Rich Sinclair, Mariusz Borkowski, Ron Gross, Sean Callahan, Ian Fogarty and Pat Scribner Ron Gross, 2nd VP of NYSUT was visiting Smith Point Monday morning. While at the Point today, Mr. Gross was talking, listening and offering his support to all of our SPLA members. NYSUT is more than 600,000 people […]

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August 30, 2022