In what seems to be a rash of attacks against wildlife in Suffolk County, officials say two more seagulls have been injured, one from an arrow and another from a blow dart.
Suffolk County SPCA head Roy Gross says the man was observed luring seagulls with bread, and that a rock the size of a brick was thrown at one of the birds.
Hantavirus is a lung infection caused by a microbe sometimes found in urine, droppings or saliva of infected rodents. Humans can become infected by inhaling the microscopic particles.
Long Island Railroad service has been suspended from Speonk to Montauk after a truck hit a railroad overpass near the Hampton Bays.
Commuters will welcome most of the changes, including the restoration of weekend half-hourly service on the Babylon Branch and additional afternoon service to Hampton Bays.
Homeowner Frank DeVito said that when he and his family first moved into the area, they had a “wonderful beach.” With 60 feet of the beach now eroded, DeVito blamed the jetties.
The storm caused sea walls to weaken, foundations to crumble and a deck in one Montauk home to collapse into the sea.
Mass transit around the Tri-State finally began to move again after the blizzard brought the commute to a standstill but many suffered a long ride to work this morning and were prepared to face much of the same this afternoon.
Confusion over the address of Sherri Ross’s home may have cost rescuers critical time in getting to her 51-year-old husband, who suffered a fatal heart attack.
Much of the Jersey Shore was spared, but residents on Long Island’s East End faced some slick roads and deep puddles as Earl brushed alongside the area.