Op-Ed: Trying to Wall Off Shoreline Will Have Consequences

On Long Island, “incrementally we are walling off the coast with bulkheads and rock revetments,” says Kevin McAllister, founding president of the organization Defend H20. This “prevents nature from maintaining a coastline that can absorb storm energy and deal with storms.” The violent visit here Read More …

NY Forecasters Keep an Eye Out for Hurricane Isaias

Long Island could feel the effects of Hurricane Isaias by Monday night, forecasters said Friday. The storm is expected to hit along Florida’s east coast Saturday. On Long Island, the National Weather Service said, there is a chance of a severe thunderstorm developing on Sunday. Read More …

Heat, Air Quality Warnings for Long Island

A heat advisory continues until 8 p.m. Sunday with heat-index values at about 100 degrees, the National Weather Service said. An air quality advisory has also been issued. The high temperatures and high humidity can cause illness, and is especially threatening to anyone already ill, Read More …

Valley Grove Beach Closed by Bacteria

Valley Grove Beach in Eatons Neck is closed to bathing after bacteria in excess of acceptable criteria was found.  Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gregson Pigott said that bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, Read More …

Marinas and Boatyards Can Reopen for Personal Use

New York, Connecticut and New Jersey announced Saturday that  marinas, boatyards and marine manufacturers can reopen for personal use as long as strict social distancing and sanitization protocols are followed. Chartered watercraft services or rentals won’t be allowed, and restaurant activity at these sites is Read More …

Lighthouse Musicfest to Return in September

After a one-year absence, the Huntington Lighthouse Musicfest is back on. The Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society announced on Facebook that the musical performance is scheduled for Sept. 5. The festival bills itself as the only music festival held on top of a lighthouse. The festival Read More …

Realtors’ Group Donates to Clean Water Project

Members of the Long Island Board of Realtors presented a check for $26,000 Northport Village Trustee meeting this week. The check will support the Oyster FLUPSY–Floating Upwelling System– to help promote clean water in Northport Harbor. The aquaculture program will partner the Village of Northport Read More …

Cergol Challenges Handling of Allegedly Vulgar Email

Councilwoman Joan Cergol demanded answers Tuesday about the handling of an allegedly vulgar email sent by a town department head and referring to a female town employee. The email, sent to two male employees by their male supervisor in November, includes sexual references to the Read More …