Smith Point County Park

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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

A Plover bird and her chicks walk on the pitch during the AFC Champions League match between the Central Coast Mariners and the Kawasaki Frontale at Blue Tongue Stadium on April 8, 2009 in Gosford, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Endangered Birds Halt Long Island Dune Replenishment Project

A federal judge has temporarily halted a dune replenishment project on New York’s Fire Island over concerns it could harm an endangered bird population.

09/13/2014

FILE -- TWA Flight 800 memorial site (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Relatives Marking 17th Anniversary Of TWA Flight 800 Crash On L.I.

The service is taking place at Smith Point County Park at the same time as a new documentary questioning federal investigators’ findings about the crash is set to air.

07/17/2013