While the beach and backyard barbecue will be on many people’s mind’s this Labor Day weekend, apple picking season has begun.
After months of below average rainfall and strong sunshine, the North Fork is facing one of its worst droughts in recent years. And various segments of the community, from water authorities to farmers, are feeling the heat.
New York State’s highest court declined to hear an appeal by Suffolk County late last month that would have allowed further review of a case that will now require the county to repay $29 million it took from its Drinking Water Protection Program. READ
New York State Park campgrounds are on pace to set a record for overnight stays for the second straight summer, according to a press release issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. READ
If you’re suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia, stress-related insomnia or anxiety, you might want to consider treating yourself to a massage. READ
A dedication and ribbon cutting Friday afternoon celebrated the opening of Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Zinberg Progressive Care Unit, a new facility for patients in need of intermediate care following surgery. READ
When the glistening dorsal fins first sliced through the water, Debra Iannelli thought they belonged to sharks. READ
“My mother taught me very early to believe I could achieve any accomplishment I wanted to. The first was to walk without braces.”
Those words come from Wilma Rudolph, winner of three gold medals at the 1960 Olympics, who went from wearing braces on her legs to becoming likely the fastest woman in the world in her time. I’ll be honest, I don’t see any gold medals in my own future. But I do think her words send a strong message to any runner out there: You can do it, so long as you believe you can. READ