Great South Bay

A family of five was rescued from the Great South Bay on Aug. 9, 2015. (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Good Samaritans Rescue Family Of Five From Sinking Boat Off Long Island

Good Samaritans and police officers rescued a family of five after their boat sank in the Great South Bay off Long Island.

08/10/2015

Five teenage boys escaped safely when a boat caught fire in the Great South Bay on Wednesday, Aug. 6. (Credit: CBS2)

Teenage Boys Escape Safely When Boat Engine Catches Fire Off Long Island

There was a close call off the waters of Long Island this week, when the U.S. Coast Guard had to rescue a group of teenagers when their boat engine caught fire.

08/06/2015

Brown tide is sweeping across
the Great South Bay. (Photo by Doug Kuntz)

Brown Tide In Great South Bay Puts Clams At Risk

For the third straight year, a brown tide has been spreading across the Great South Bay off Long Island.

06/10/2015

Authorities rescued three men from the water after their boat caught fire in Long Island's Great South Bay on June 6, 2015. (Credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Police Rescue 3 From Water After Boat Catches Fire In Great South Bay

A fire extinguisher on board didn’t work so the men put on life vests and jumped overboard.

06/07/2015

Smith Point Beach

Suffolk Executive Bellone Unveils Plans For New Smith Point Bridge

Smith Point County Park is home to the TWA Flight 800 memorial and a 5-mile-long public beach.

05/06/2015

Duck hunter was stranded near this island off Timber Point Marina in Great River. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Police Rescue Long Island Duck Hunter Stranded In Great South Bay

A Long Island duck hunter had to be rescued by police after becoming stranded on an island amid sub-freezing temperatures and high winds.

01/08/2015

Heavy rain and whipping winds were the major problem on Long Island on Wednesday, Nov. 26. (Credit: CBS2)

Flooding, Whipping Winds Plague Drivers, Residents On Long Island

The snow, slick roads and spinouts of north suburban counties were not seen on Long Island, but drivers and residents there ran into their own problems with drenching rain and flooding.

11/26/2014

Doug Winter, president of Great Atlantic Shellfish Farm, Islip, showing harvested oysters (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Town Of Islip Lauds Success Of Great South Bay-Bottom Leasing Program For Oyster Industry

Town of Islip officials and bay men lauded the bay bottom-leasing program, which they credit with the rebirth of the oyster industry on Long Island’s South Shore.

09/24/2014

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Mastic Beach Residents Upset After Dune Project Halted Because Of Endangered Species

A federal judge stopped the work set to begin because the society believes a tiny bird that nests along the shore, the piping plover, would be unable to get around the bigger dunes.

09/17/2014

Water rescue near Rober Moses State Park on Aug. 24, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Suffolk Marine Unit Rescues Three From Sinking Boat Near Robert Moses State Park

Before emergency crews could arrive, two Good Samaritans passing by on a 26-foot boat rescued Michael Scaringi’s 12-year-old son from the sinking boat.

08/24/2014

Generic police lights

Suffolk Marine Unit Rescues 8 From Sinking Boat In Great South Bay

Suffolk County police said members of the Marine Bureau were patrolling at around 2:22 a.m. when they encountered a 32-foot Carrera boat taking on water after both engines had failed.

08/23/2014

Ambulance (credit: clipart.com)

Long Island Jet Ski Accident Leaves Man Critically Injured

A man was critically injured late Sunday afternoon when his jet ski crashed offshore from Long Island.

07/21/2014

6AM. Venetian Blvd and Shore Place - March 7, 2013 (credit: Eileen Lehpamer / 1010 WINS)

LI Officials Launch Pilot Program To Prevent South Shore Flooding

Residents contend saltwater from the Great South Bay creeps up driveways, corroding cars and damaging yards and foundations whenever they get substantial rain.

01/14/2014

Suffolk County Police Cruiser

L.I. Men Rescued 12 Hours After Boat Capsizes

The men set off to go clamming around 1:30 Sunday afternoon and their boat sank in the choppy waters around 7:15 p.m.

10/08/2013

Fire Island Map After Sandy (credit: USGS)

Debate Mounts Over Whether To Close Breach On Fire Island

Fish and wildlife are thriving in the Great South Bay, and scientists have credited Mother Nature’s breach of Fire Island for it all. But not everyone wants to keep it that way.

08/06/2013

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