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Smith Point Triathlon Athlete Dies

A 69-year-old athlete died while competing in the 500-meter swim portion of the Smith Point Sprint Triathlon in Shirley over the weekend.

43 Fun Things To Do With Your Kids On Long Island

Growing up on Long Island, many children enjoy spending time at the beach, but since kids tend to get bored quickly, they are often looking for new and exciting things to do. For parents, keeping their kids entertained—and not by just letting them waste their days playing video games or watching TV—can be a full-time job. But since parents and kids often disagree about what constitutes fun, here are some ideas for family friendly things to do on Long Island.

A Beginner’s Guide to Summer on Fire Island

With the return of beach season, so too flock the crowds to Fire Island, the barrier island simultaneously known as a popular tourist destination and a hidden gem full of natural wonders. But FI is much more than that dichotomy allows. It’s home to Robert Moses State Park on the west end, Smith Point County Park on the east end and a national park featuring an eight-mile wilderness preserve. And in the middle, accessible by ferry only, are 17 car-free communities—most of which are strictly residential with a few having downtowns offering shops and nightlife.

Ship Strike Killed Whale That Washed Up on Fire Island, Experts...

A necropsy is planned for Thursday on the second whale that washed up on Long Island this week.

2 Dead Whales Wash Up on Long Island

The incidents came eight weeks after a dead humpback washed up nearby.

Ronkonkoma Man Drowned at Smith Point, Cops Say

A 48-year-old Ronkonkoma man fatally drowned at Smith Point County Park on the eastern end of Fire Island shortly after noon Monday, Suffolk County...

Fire Island National Seashore at 50: The View from Watch Hill

Our reporter visits "the other Fire Island" ahead of upcoming 50th anniversary events.

7 Beach Hacks: An Insider’s Guide to Long Island Beaches

Hidden gems, loopholes and savings for those who have never dared to venture beyond Jones Beach State Park.

$23M in Sand Slated for Robert Moses Beaches

"This project better protect the repairs we’ve made so far."

Fire Island Breach Repair Firm Sought

State and federal officials have agreed to start the process to fill Fire Island's breach should they decide it needs closing later.
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