At stake on July 17, 1941, was more than an extension of his already-famous hitting streak. When the great Yankee Clipper Joe DiMaggio arrived that day at Cleveland Stadium, a massive crowd of 67,468 awaited to see if he could extend his hitting streak to 57 games. READ
The puck has dropped on a new hockey team that brings together students from Riverhead and Shoreham-Wading River high schools. The Seacats — a mix of Blue Waves and Wildcats — played their first games this month in the Suffolk County High School Hockey League. READ
For the upper echelon teams in Division IV, lopsided games are to be expected. The match-ups against lower seeded teams almost inevitably end as one-sided affairs with backups running down the clock in the second half.
It’s those couple games against the fellow top seeds that define a team’s season. (more…)
Funding for the protection and preservation of Long Island Sound could reach historic levels if Congress appropriates the full funding outlined in a bill that recently passed through the House of Representatives.
The Water Resources bill authorizes up to $65 million per year over the next five years for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Long Island Sound Program. That money would be used toward restoration and stewardship, according to Curt Johnson, the president of Save the Sound, a Connecticut based environmental organization. READ
Late last month in Oklahoma, K-9 Smokey of the Nowata Police Department was killed when an intoxicated woman opened the back door of a police vehicle, allowing the dog to run into the roadway where he was struck by a truck. And in Texas earlier this month, K-9s Grunt and Neil, who were trained to track critically missing persons with dementia for the Refugio County Sheriff’s Office, were strangled to death by a suspect they were tracking. READ
Xavier Arline dropped back and scanned the field for his receivers. Eight yards separated the Shoreham-Wading River quarterback from a first down. And one more yard after that was the end zone. (more…)
More than 40 K-9 officers and their dogs stood at attention as the funeral procession for Rocky passed through Veterans Memorial Park Monday morning to honor the German shepherd killed in the line of duty last week. READ