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A no swimming sign is seen at a beach in Mamaroneck on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Westchester Health Officials Close Some Beaches Due To Sewage Leak

County health officials have issued an advisory urging all recreational boaters and swimmers to avoid the Long Island Sound until further notice.

07/16/2013

Plum Island Animal Disease Center (credit: USDA)

Federal Government Pushing Ahead With Plum Island Sale

The study, which included numerous maps and exhibits, did not identify any potential buyers for the 843-acre property located about 100 miles east of New York City.

06/26/2013

Boat on Long Island Sound. (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Long Island Sound Cash Crop Makes Its Way To Manhattan Tables

In spite of what you might think, this new cash crop isn’t shell-fish, it’s kelp. The superfood is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and is being served up at local restaurants.

06/20/2013

Boat on Long Island Sound. (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Greenwich Police To Set Up Sobriety Checkpoints For Boaters On Long Island Sound

Boaters can expect extra police patrols. Greenwich police will make stops on the water and at checkpoints from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day from June 28-30.

06/16/2013

Sherwood Island State Park in Westport (file / credit: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection)

One Tank Trips: Sherwood Island State Park In Westport

WCBS 880 is beginning a weekly series – One Tank Trips – focusing on destinations you can get to by car and in one day. We’ll have a new installment every Wednesday through October.

05/01/2013

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In Addition To Potentially Paralyzing Snow, LI Braces For Winds & Coastal Flooding

WCBS 880 Chief Meteorologist Craig Allen said hurricane-force winds will form off Long Island and will create storm surge of up to five feet — about half of the surge from Superstorm Sandy.

02/07/2013

Traffic on I-95 in Norwalk - Oct. 31, 2012 (credit: CT DOT)

Four Connecticut Counties Declared Disaster Areas As Outages Reduced

Gov. Dan Malloy says four Connecticut counties that include the state’s battered shoreline have been declared disaster areas by the federal government.

10/31/2012

A boarded up structure in Fairfield, Conn. ahead of Hurricane Sandy's arrival - Oct. 29, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Conn. Governor Malloy Issues ‘Katrina-Like Warning’ To Residents Who Defied Evacuation Orders

At a news conference, Malloy urged anyone trapped in their home by water to move to the highest point possible. That includes the roof for those in single-floor homes, Malloy said.

10/29/2012

Plum Island Animal Disease Center (credit: USDA)

Sen. Blumenthal Joins Those Who Want Plum Island Preserved

The federal government is shutting down the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, located on Long Island Sound. Now the debate over what to do with the space.

10/18/2012

Jepson Island (credit: Coldwell Banker)

Two Of The Thimble Islands For Sale On Long Island Sound

While some women collect shoes and handbags, one wealthy widow in Conn. collects islands and now she’s ready to sell two of them – for the right price.

08/29/2012

Seaweed (file/credit: clipart.com)

Commercial Seaweed Farm Coming To The Long Island Sound

Aquaculture scientists at the University of Connecticut are poised to produce dividends from their decades of work to clean up the waters of Long Island Sound. The science team’s decades of work has helped rid the waters of nitrogen and, as a byproduct, leaves behind edible seaweed and kelp.

08/21/2012

Emergency vehicles at the site of a search for missing boater in the Long Island Sound on Aug. 19, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Coast Guard: Body Found In Sunken Boat In L.I. Sound

The Coast Guard said they received a distress call at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday that the vessel named Priceless had struck Pulpit Rock and sank with 10 people aboard.

08/20/2012

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Rhode Island Woman Missing Following Boating Accident On Long Island Sound

Dangerous tide and current conditions have caused rescuers to suspend a search in the Long Island Sound waters near Fishers Island for a woman who disappeared when the boat she was aboard sank.

08/19/2012

Lloyd Morgan, 4, was shot dead in the Bronx on July 22, 2012. (credit: Facebook)

WCBS 880 Audiofile: July – The Month In Sound

It’s been a violent month, both here in New York and across the country, and that’s how we begin our July Audiofile of the big stories these past 31 days.

07/31/2012

(credit: Suffolk County Police)

Suffolk County Police Set Free Trapped 1,000 Pound Leatherback Sea Turtle

Boaters spotted the 6-foot, 1,000 pound sea turtle tangled in lobster pot lines about a mile north of Mount Sinai Harbor around 8:40 p.m. Monday.

07/31/2012

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