03/02/15 6:00am
03/02/2015 6:00 AM
Santos Aguilar walks along Sweezy Avenue Monday morning in Riverhead to look for shoveling work. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Santos Aguilar walks along Sweezy Avenue Monday morning in Riverhead to look for shoveling work. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

6 A.M. Monday

More than six inches of snow fell across Riverhead Sunday into Monday creating hazardous conditions on the roads and forcing delayed openings of schools.

While the precipitation has stopped, winds of more than 20 miles per hour are expected for later this morning, which could create some drifty conditions on the roadways. (more…)

02/26/15 8:00am
02/26/2015 8:00 AM
The Baiting Hollow shoreline was covered in ice this past week. The icing represents the worst freeze of Long Island Sound in decades, according to experts and historical accounts. (Credit: Jerry McGrath)

The Baiting Hollow shoreline was covered in ice this past week. The icing represents the worst freeze of Long Island Sound in decades, according to experts and historical accounts. (Credit: Jerry McGrath)

You could be forgiven for thinking this February has been colder than usual. It has. But just how much colder — a staggering 10.8 degrees below normal — has surprised even meteorologists, who say the month is on track to become Long Island’s coldest February on record.

The consistent cold snap has caused a rare phenomenon, one not seen for nearly 40 years: Long Island Sound is freezing over, so to speak.

“I’ve never seen it freeze over like this,” said Dominick Mavellia of Southold, whose home overlooks the frozen waters. “It looks like Antarctica … it’s quite beautiful.”  (more…)