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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A man was critically injured late Sunday afternoon when his jet ski crashed offshore from Long Island.
Residents contend saltwater from the Great South Bay creeps up driveways, corroding cars and damaging yards and foundations whenever they get substantial rain.
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.
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.
Superstorm Sandy wrought terrible destruction, but it may have had at least one benefit: Healthier conditions for marine life in Long Island’s Great South Bay.
If it’s breached, don’t fix it. That was the message Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) had for New York lawmakers at a public hearing Wednesday regarding “New Inlet.”
The speedboat slammed into a fishing boat around 4:50 a.m., killing 39-year-old Christopher Mannino, of West Islip, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
Police and Coast Guard will be out in full force stopping any boat owner who is speeding or operating the vessel in a reckless manner.
The effects of Monday’s heavy rain lingered this morning on Long Island, WCBS 880 Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.