02/24/15 3:00pm
Two ice fishermen hard at work, drilling holes in the ice atop Great Pond in Southold. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Two ice fishermen hard at work, drilling holes in the ice atop Great Pond in Southold. (Credit: Garret Meade)

In the year of the big freeze, Long Island’s East End presents myriad opportunities for a so-called third season, fishing what is known as “hard water.”

For those who venture out onto area ponds and small lakes, some basic tackle and a little common sense can produce excellent winter table fare and a way to get out of the doldrums. (more…)

02/24/15 1:40pm
A woman makes her way up Route 58 on Tuesday morning before stepping into a parking lot. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

A woman makes her way up Route 58 on Tuesday morning before stepping into a parking lot. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

Winter is getting old for pretty much everyone at this point: record-lows have been recorded in the tri-state area on multiple occasions in February.

Week after week, more snow seems to be in the forecast.

But for those walking along Route 58 to get to a bus stop, or to work, the cold isn’t all that’s getting old. The winter can be a dangerous time for a pedestrian walking Route 58; many property owners along the busy corridor have not shoveled their sidewalks, as per town regulations, leaving pedestrians to either maneuver over ice and snow or just walk on the road itself. (more…)

02/24/15 12:00pm

Several local high school artists will be recognized Saturday, Feb. 28, for their work displayed in Parrish Art Museum’s 2015 Student Exhibition. An awards ceremony will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Water Mill museum.

Seniors honored include Kimberly Guthrie from Riverhead High School for drawing (Self Portrait); Riverhead’s Kaitlyn Talmage for illustration (Untitled); Brianna LaShier from Eastern Long Island Academy BOCES for photography (Inspired by Jerry Uelsmann); and Amanda Giattino from BOCES for drawing (Bride).
Underclassmen designated as “Ones to Watch” include Allison Ostie of BOCES (Into the Woods) and Kaitlyn Driscoll of Mattituck High School (Annalise).

The exhibition, which was judged by Long Island University professor of visual art Neill Slaughter, is open through March 1.

02/24/15 8:00am
Volunteer firefighters practicing ice rescues in Mattituck. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

A volunteer firefighter giving a hand signal to rescue workers on shore during an ice rescue drill Monday night in Mattituck. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos)

The Jamesport and Mattituck fire departments ran an ice rescue drill Monday night at the southern end of Mattituck Inlet, where volunteers practiced pulling victims out of a frigid pool of ice dug into the creek.

Mattituck Fire Department Chief Steve Libretto said this winter’s historically cold temperatures have created very thick ice on waterways, making for ideal conditions for these types of drills. (more…)

02/22/15 12:00pm
02/22/2015 12:00 PM
Newsday sportswriter Bob Herzog interviews Shoreham-Wading River quarterback Danny Hughes after the Wildcats won the Long Island Championship in November. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Newsday sportswriter Bob Herzog interviews Shoreham-Wading River quarterback Danny Hughes after the Wildcats won the Long Island Championship in November. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

The Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame recently announced its 2015 inductees, who will be formally honored at a ceremony May 8 in Hauppauge.

The hall of fame, located in Patchogue, has inducted numerous locals over the years, from football player Ed Danowski of Riverhead, to wrestling legend Jesse Jantzen of Shoreham-Wading River and former Riverhead sportswriter Bob Burns.  (more…)