63 Suffolk County Beaches closed

63 Suffolk County Beaches closed

East Farmingdale, NY- Health Officials in Suffolk County have closed 63 beaches because of elevated levels of bacteria found in the water. The Suffolk County Department of Health announced the beach closures on Tuesday morning, after powerful storms soaked the region on Monday. Officials say the beach closures are necessary because of elevated bacteria levels in the water, caused by storm-water run off. Health Department recommends that bathing and other water contact be suspended for at least two tide cycles or at least 24 hours. The beach advisories should be lifted on Wednesday June 29th at 7am, unless sampling indicates a need for the beaches to remain closed.

For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at 631-852-5822 or visit the website link: www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health.

Photo: (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

LIST OF BEACH CLOSURES IN SUFFOLK COUNTY

Amityville Village BeachBabylonAmityvilleAdvisoryRainfall related
Tanner ParkBabylonCopiagueAdvisoryRainfall related
Venetian Shores BeachBabylonWest BabylonAdvisoryRainfall related
Sound Beach POA EastBrookhavenSound BeachAdvisoryRainfall related
Sound Beach POA WestBrookhavenSound BeachAdvisoryRainfall related
Tides BeachBrookhavenSound BeachAdvisoryRainfall related
Beech Road Beach (NSBA)BrookhavenRocky PointAdvisoryRainfall related
Broadway Beach (NSBA)BrookhavenRocky PointAdvisoryRainfall related
Friendship Drive Beach (NSBA)BrookhavenRocky PointAdvisoryRainfall related
Shoreham Village BeachBrookhavenShorehamAdvisoryRainfall related
Shoreham BeachBrookhavenEast ShorehamAdvisoryRainfall related
Corey BeachBrookhavenBlue PointAdvisoryRainfall related
Stony Brook BeachBrookhavenStony BrookAdvisoryRainfall related
Shoreham Shore Club BeachBrookhavenEast ShorehamAdvisoryRainfall related
Miller Place Park BeachBrookhavenMiller PlaceAdvisoryRainfall related
Scotts BeachBrookhavenSound BeachAdvisoryRainfall related
Woodhull Landing POA BeachBrookhavenMiller PlaceAdvisoryRainfall related
Bayberry Cove BeachBrookhavenSetauket-East SetauketAdvisoryRainfall related
Bayview BeachBrookhavenSetauket-East SetauketAdvisoryRainfall related
Grantland BeachBrookhavenSetauket-East SetauketAdvisoryRainfall related
Indian Field BeachBrookhavenSetauket-East SetauketAdvisoryRainfall related
Little Bay BeachBrookhavenSetauket-East SetauketAdvisoryRainfall related
Soundview Beach Association BeachBrookhavenOld FieldAdvisoryRainfall related
Terraces on the SoundBrookhavenRocky PointAdvisoryRainfall related
Havens BeachEast HamptonSag HarborAdvisoryRainfall related
Eagle Dock Community BeachHuntingtonCold Spring HarborAdvisoryRainfall related
Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club BeachHuntingtonLloyd HarborAdvisoryRainfall related
West Neck BeachHuntingtonLloyd HarborAdvisoryRainfall related
Lloyd Neck Bath Club BeachHuntingtonLloyd HarborAdvisoryRainfall related
Lloyd Harbor Village Park BeachHuntingtonLloyd HarborAdvisoryRainfall related
Gold Star Battalion Park BeachHuntingtonHuntingtonAdvisoryRainfall related
Head of the Bay Club BeachHuntingtonHuntington BayAdvisoryRainfall related
Nathan Hale Beach Club BeachHuntingtonHuntington BayAdvisoryRainfall related
Baycrest Association BeachHuntingtonHuntington BayAdvisoryRainfall related
Bay Hills Beach AssociationHuntingtonHuntington BayAdvisoryRainfall related
Crescent BeachHuntingtonHuntington BayAdvisoryRainfall related
Knollwood Beach Association BeachHuntingtonHuntingtonAdvisoryRainfall related
Fleets Cove BeachHuntingtonHuntingtonAdvisoryRainfall related
Centerport BeachHuntingtonCenterportAdvisoryRainfall related
Huntington Beach Community Association BeachHuntingtonCenterportAdvisoryRainfall related
Centerport Yacht Club BeachHuntingtonCenterportAdvisoryRainfall related
Steers BeachHuntingtonNorthportAdvisoryRainfall related
Asharoken BeachHuntingtonAsharokenAdvisoryRainfall related
Hobart BeachHuntingtonNorthportAdvisoryRainfall related
Crab Meadow BeachHuntingtonNorthportAdvisoryRainfall related
Wincoma Association BeachHuntingtonHuntington BayAdvisoryRainfall related
Valley Grove BeachHuntingtonEatons NeckAdvisoryRainfall related
Prices Bend BeachHuntingtonEatons NeckAdvisoryRainfall related
West Islip BeachIslipWest IslipAdvisoryRainfall related
Benjamins BeachIslipBay ShoreAdvisoryRainfall related
Islip BeachIslipIslipAdvisoryRainfall related
East Islip BeachIslipEast IslipAdvisoryRainfall related
West Oaks Recreation Club BeachIslipWest SayvilleAdvisoryRainfall related
Brightwaters Village BeachIslipBrightwatersAdvisoryRainfall related
Bayport BeachIslipBayportAdvisoryRainfall related
Sayville Marina Park BeachIslipSayvilleAdvisoryRainfall related
Bayberry Beach & Tennis Club BeachIslipIslipAdvisoryRainfall related
Ronkonkoma Beach (Town of Islip)IslipRonkonkomaAdvisoryRainfall related
Callahans BeachSmithtownNorthportAdvisoryRainfall related
Short BeachSmithtownNissequogueAdvisoryRainfall related
Nissequogue Point BeachSmithtownNissequogueAdvisoryRainfall related
Long BeachSmithtownNissequogueAdvisoryRainfall related
Schubert BeachSmithtownNissequogueAdvisoryRainfall related

Primary day in New York

Primary day in New York

East Farmingdale, NY- Registered Democrats and Republicans can vote today in New York’s Primary Election. Democrats will get to choose from New York Governor Kathy Hochul, NYC public Advocate Jumanne Williams and Representative Tom Suozzi from Long Island as their candidate for the 2022 Governors race.  

Republican’s will get to choose from former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, Andrew Guilanai, Harry Wilson and Long Island Representative Lee Zeldin as their candidate for the 2022 Governors race.

The polls are open until 9pm.

Photo: (Brittainy Newman/Newsday via AP, Pool) & (Craig Ruttle/Newsday via AP, Pool)

Primary day in New York

Primary day in New York

East Farmingdale, NY- Registered Democrats and Republicans can vote today in New York’s Primary Election. Democrats will get to choose from New York Governor Kathy Hochul, NYC public Advocate Jumanne Williams and Representative Tom Suozzi from Long Island as their candidate for the 2022 Governors race.  

Republican’s will get to choose from former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, Andrew Guilanai, Harry Wilson and Long Island Representative Lee Zeldin as their candidate for the 2022 Governors race.

The polls are open until 9pm.

Photo: (Brittainy Newman/Newsday via AP, Pool) & (Craig Ruttle/Newsday via AP, Pool)

PD: 10-year-old Long Island girl reported missing

PD: 10-year-old Long Island girl reported missing

East Farmingdale, NY- Long Island police are searching for a missing 10-year-old girl from Bellport. Authorities in Suffolk County say Iyanna Farris, left her home on Americus Avenue on Monday morning and took a ride-share vehicle to Hempstead. Police say the ride-share dropped her off in the area of West Columbia Street. Officials say Iyanna might be trying to leave New York and head to Georgia.

Iyanna has been described as “Black-Hispanic, 5-feet tall, 76 pounds and has brown eyes and brownish-blonde hair. She is possibly in need of medication”.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of 10-year-old Iyanna Farris is asked to call 911.

Photo: Iyanna Farris, courtesy of Suffolk County Police

By Brett Levine

Judge says NYC can’t let noncitizens vote in city elections

Judge says NYC can’t let noncitizens vote in city elections

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has blocked New York City from letting noncitizens vote for mayor and other municipal offices. Republicans challenged the measure as unconstitutional. A Staten Island Judge agreed with the GOP in a ruling issued Monday. In January, New York became the first major U.S. city to grant widespread municipal voting rights to noncitizens, though none had cast ballots yet. The law’s supporters said it gave an electoral voice to many people who have made a home in the city and pay taxes to it but face tough paths to citizenship. City lawyers say they’re considering next steps.

Photo: (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

46 migrants found dead in abandoned trailer in San Antonio

46 migrants found dead in abandoned trailer in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Forty-six people have been found dead after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer on a remote back road in Texas. It’s the latest tragedy to claim the lives of migrants smuggled across the border from Mexico to the U.S. Sixteen people were hospitalized, including four children. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said a city worker was alerted to the situation by a cry for help shortly before 6 p.m. Monday. Fire Chief Charles Hood said 12 of those taken to hospitals were adults and four were children. He said they were hot to the touch and dehydrated, and no water was found in the trailer.

Photo: (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Today’s Forecast

TODAY – SUNNY AND NICE – MID 70S
TONIGHT – CLEAR – LOWER 60S
WED – SUN AND SOME CLOUDS- 75-80
THUR- PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY – 80-85
FRI – SUNNY- MORE HUMID – MID 80S
SAT – HAZY-HUMID- SHOWERS AND STORMS DEVELOPING – 80

Average US gasoline price drops 4 cents to $5.05 per gallon

Average US gasoline price drops 4 cents to $5.05 per gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline fell by 4 cents in the past two weeks to $5.05 per gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg says it’s the first drop in nine weeks. She says oil prices fell sharply amid deepening global inflation fears. She also expects further drops. However, the average price at the pump as of Friday was still $1.90 higher than it was one year ago. Nationwide, the highest average price for regular-grade gas was in the San Francisco Bay Area, at $6.39 per gallon. The lowest average was in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at $4.39 per gallon.

Photo: (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Jan. 6 panel to hold surprise hearing, present new evidence

Jan. 6 panel to hold surprise hearing, present new evidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection is holding a surprise hearing on Tuesday with an unidentified witness. The last-minute proceedings are being cloaked in extraordinary secrecy, raising expectations for new bombshells in the sweeping investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. The hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday. It was announced with 24 hours’ notice while lawmakers are away from Washington on a two-week recess. The subject of the hearings is so far unclear, but the panel’s announcement on Monday said it would be “to present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony.”

Photo: (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)

Hate Crimes unit investigate after swastika found on Zeldin campaign sign

Hate Crimes unit investigate after swastika found on Zeldin campaign sign

Huntington Station, NY- Police in Suffolk County say Hate Crimes Unit Detectives are investigating after a swastika was painted on a Lee Zeldin for Governor campaign sign. Officials say the sign was found on the corner of West Pulaski Rd and Oakwood Road in Huntington Station and called in by a passing motorist on Sunday. Police also say the numbers “187” were painted on the sign.

On his Facebook page, Congressman Lee Zeldin wrote, “In the United States, we settle our scores at the ballot box, and this type of raw hate must never have any home on Long Island or anywhere else in our state and country. I am thankful for the Suffolk County Police Department as they work to identify the perpetrators. We will not let this vandalism deter us from our rescue mission to save our state.”

Lee Zeldin is running for Governor of New York State. Primary elections are on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

-By Brett Levine

Photo: Vandalized campaign sign as posted on the Facebook page of Congressman Lee Zeldin