Updated: 8 Rescued After Boat Overturns in Huntington Bay

Updated: Huntington bay constables rescued a family of eight from Huntington Bay after a wave overturned their boat on Sunday. The 16-foot boat was carrying a Huntington Station family of four adults and four children, ages 1 to 10, the Town of Huntington said. One Read More …

Spada Ousted as Huntington Maritime Director

Updated: Dom Spada, director of maritime services for the Town of Huntington, resigned at the request of Supervisor Chad Lupinacci, Newsday reported Friday. But the reason for the ouster was not known. “it became clear to me that he could no longer serve in this administration,” Read More …

Health Department Issues Beach Advisories

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 64 beaches across the county because the level of bacteria exceeds state standards. The beaches are in areas that are heavily influenced by stormwater runoff from the surrounding watersheds or adjacent Read More …

3 Centerport Beaches Closed Because of Bacteria

Centerport Yacht Club Beach, Huntington Beach Community Association Beach, and Fleets Cove Beach in Centerport were closed to bathing Saturday after a finding of bacteria in excess of acceptable criteria. The beaches will reopen when further testing reveals that the bacteria have subsided to acceptable Read More …

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 …