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Westchester developer interested in building spa and beach resort on L.I. Sound in Riverhead

by Jul 26, 2023
A Westchester-based developer is looking to build a '5-star resort' on the Long Island Sound in Riverhead and has met with Town Board members and other officials to discuss the idea.

Save the Sound releases 2023 report on water quality for L.I. Sound beaches

by Jun 23, 2023
Save the Sound analyzes water quality data provided by county health departments to the US EPA for L.I. Sound beaches across the island, NYC and Connecticut. Here's what their just-released 2023 report says about local beaches.

Federal appeals court rules in favor of EPA plan to extend open water disposal sites in L.I. Sound

by Sep 2, 2022
A federal appeals court today scuttled New York State’s hope of blocking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from establishing a new open water disposal site for dredged sediments in eastern Long Island Sound.

Overnight vehicle fire on Riverhead beach goes unnoticed and unreported

by Sep 27, 2019
A Baiting Hollow resident caught video of the smoldering remains of a burnt-out vehicle on the beach west of the wrecks on the Long Island Sound beach in Baiting Hollow early Tuesday morning. Neither the fire nor the burnt out-vehicle had been reported to police.

Another shark sighting off North Fork beach in shallow waters of Long Island Sound

by Jul 26, 2019
There was another shark sighting in shallow waters of the L.I. Sound close to shore in Mattituck Friday afternoon.

Local teacher finds ‘likely’ fossilized shark tooth on Baiting Hollow beach

by Dec 14, 2018
A fossil shark tooth is a rare find on a Long Island beach — even if it's not the 3 million-year-old megaladon tooth middle school teacher Darren Dunn thought it was.

N.Y. State files suit against EPA over dredge spoil dumping in L.I. Sound

by Aug 18, 2017
The federal lawsuit filed yesterday seeks to set aside the EPA's decision designating a permanent open water dumping site within 2.3 miles of Fishers Island in the Town of Southold.

Regional planners eye Shoreham deep water port

by May 6, 2017
Regional transportation planners may have shelved the idea of rerouting 3,000 tractor-trailers from I-95 to the North Fork but they are still looking at ways to ship freight across Long Island Sound to relieve highway congestion in New York City.

Zeldin cosponsors bipartisan legislation to fund Long Island Sound programs

by Mar 23, 2017
A companion bill has been introduced in the Senate by the New York and Connecticut Senate delegations. The measures would maintain funding for protection and restoration of the L.I. Sound of $65 million per year through 2020.

Whale watch: Federal fisheries agency warns boaters of humpback whales reported feeding in L.I. Sound

by Jul 30, 2016
NOAA is warning boaters to be on the lookout for humpback whales in the Long Island Sound. Collisions can be dangerous to boaters and whales alike. The giant marine mammal can be 60 feet long and weigh 40 tons. It is federally protected and injuring, interacting with or harassing it is punishable by stiff fines.