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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…)

02/02/15 6:00pm
02/02/2015 6:00 PM

Riverhead School District officials have announced there will be a two-hour delay of classes Tuesday morning.

Shoreham-Wading River will also have a two-hour delayed opening.

Bishop McGann-Mercy High School will also be delayed by two hours Tuesday.

Riverhead Charter School will have a two-hour delay of classes Tuesday morning.

St. Isidore will have a delayed opening at 10 a.m.

Check back at riverheadnewsreview.com for updated information.