Tag: Calverton

60 MPH Winds Wreak Havoc on Long Island

More than 60 mph wind gusts downed trees and utility lines across Long Island on Monday, resulting in damaged homes, blocked roads, train delays and thousands of power outages, officials said.

Long Island Hospitality: Making L.I. A Top Travel Destination Is A...

Long Islanders may not give tourism here much thought—unless they want someone to blame for summer traffic on the South Fork—but it plays a vital part in our regional economy. People in the hospitality industry fervently want it to have a bigger role here year-round. Creating a great destination miles from the Manhattan skyline in a place not universally known for having great hotels, luxury resorts or secluded getaways is a daunting proposition, but dozens have unarguably succeeded on the Island despite the challenges. Their stories reveal a lot about the possibilities and the pitfalls of hosting travelers here.

3 More BMX Bikers Sought for Splish Splash Break-in

Riverhead Town Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects wanted for joining a group of eight BMX bicyclists that broke into Splish Splash Waterpark in Calverton last month.

4 BMX Bikers Charged With Breaking Into Splish Splash Waterpark

Four men were arrested for breaking into Splish Splash Waterpark in Calverton, where they made a viral video of them riding BMX bicycles on the slides while the park was closed on Thanksgiving, Riverhead Town Police said.

Long Island Christmas Tree Farm Guide 2016

Those shopping for a Christmas tree are once again faced with the same choice: Buy a pre-cut tree from the store, or drive to the East End and chop it down yourself. Sure, either way the buyer is going home with a tree that will fill their home with that pine-fresh smell and embrace all those special family ornaments. But ask anyone who's grabbed a saw, marched into the woods and hunted down that perfect Douglas Fir or White Spruce—there's nothing like chopping down your own Christmas tree. Whether you're a first-timer or a frequent-flyer looking for a new farm to try, here are 12 Christmas tree farms on Long Island to visit this holiday season to find that perfect tree!

Phillips Wins, Venditto Too Close to Call as NY Senate Majority...

Republican Elaine Phillips beat Democrat Adam Haber to win an open New York State Senate seat but a sitting Republican Long Island state senator may be unseated, potentially tipping the balance of power in that chamber back to a Democratic majority.

Long Island Halloween Haunted Houses 2016

Halloween is around the corner but don’t be tricked, ghosts and ghouls are offering treats to lure their next victims at haunted houses across Long Island.

Long Island Pumpkin Picking Guide 2016

With the return of harvest season, Long Islanders are packing up their families and flocking to local farms to join in the annual fall tradition of pumpkin picking. Going pumpkin picking means making priceless memories with hay rides, corn mazes and other farm-based fun—not to mention the fresh-baked goodies at the farm stand. But where are the farms to go pumpkin picking on Long Island? You don't have to ask any old jack-o-lantern. Look no further! Dozens of farms across Long Island are open for pick-your-own-pumpkin season!

Long Island Oktoberfest 2016 Events

Raise a glass and say "Prost" (that's German for cheers) during Oktoberfest 2016 at one of more than two dozen events across Long Island!

Apple Picking on Long Island 2016: Where To Pick Your Apples

Our annual list of must-visit Long Island orchards for apple picking with the family this fall. Apple picking on Long Island couldn't look better this year, but remember always to call ahead and make sure these popular orchards haven’t already been picked clean! You want to go out on a limb for something, not nothing. Pick 'em before they're gone!