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  1. Islip gets into the swing of upgrading town playgroundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Newsday

    Town officials say they have spent about $1.5 million to replace park equipment, and plan on upgrading play areas in West Islip and Islip Terrace by 2019. A playground at the Bay Shore Marina Park has been replaced as part of Islip's efforts to upgrade town playgrounds.

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  2. Selden Hills Warriors live for the uphill battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 5 | Newsday

    Quadriceps pumping, breath labored with each agonizing step, the four runners - three men and a woman - made their way up the hill. Leaning forward into the steep grade, they looked like human slash marks arrayed along the margins of a page as they ground their way to the top.

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  3. Researchers use DNA to ID shark tooth taken from boy's legRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 5 | Newsday

    A tooth taken from the leg of a boy bitten at New York's Fire Island National Seashore has been identified as that of a sand tiger shark, after a DNA comparison, researchers announced Wednesday. University of Florida researchers compared DNA from the tooth to a genetic dataset of sharks to determine its species.

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  4. Things to do with your dog on Long IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 30 | Newsday

    Save a seat for a wagging tail in the SUV. Your furriest family member doesn't have to stay behind when an outing strays beyond the local dog park.

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  5. Brightwaters native makes rare 20-mile swim across Catalina ChannelRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 29 | Newsday

    Toward the end, Rachel Griffin said she became overwhelmed with thoughts of her mother, Patricia Griffin, and her goggles filled with tears. Rachel Griffin, a Brightwaters native, celebrates on the shore in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., after completing a swim across the Catalina Channel on Friday.

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  6. Signaling for supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 22 | Newsday

    But one group making the trip Thursday has a most atypical goal. It will collect information for its quest to persuade UNESCO to grant World Heritage Site designation to Fire Island National Seashore.

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  7. Jones Beach offers new alternatives to concertgoersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | Newsday

    Concert goers gather at the Citi VIP Club at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre prior to the start of the Pentatonix concert on the evening of August 15, 2018. Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara The 29-year-olds from Mineola decided they would go to Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater to see singer-songwriter Calum Scott and a cappella singing group Pentatonix, but they didn't watch from their seats.

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  8. Towns, police use drone technology as their eyes in the skyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2018 | Newsday

    Officials say the the equipment makes it easier, safer and quicker to handle everything from emergency response to settling neighborhood disputes. Liam Trotta, a Smithtown Town planner, is seen on June 5 as he prepares to operate a drone, technology that the town has used since superstorm Sandy.

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  9. National Geographic films episode of 'When Sharks Attack' on LIRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 | Newsday

    The segment, filmed at Robert Moses State Park and Atlantique, looks into possible reasons why sharks bit at least one child off the waters of Fire Island in July. A National Geographic crew films lifeguards at Robert Moses State Park for an episode of "When Sharks Attack."

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  10. For breakfast and brunch, you can't go wrongRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 | Newsday

    Fire Island has a long history as a bohemian summer retreat, and it is still a favorite of artists, writers, and actors. The LGBTQ community was welcome on Fire Island long before the watershed Stonewall Inn uprising and made the Pines and Cherry Grove their own.

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  11. Sen. Elizabeth Warren backs Liuba Grechen Shirley for CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2018 | Newsday

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, seen here on July 19, endorsed Liuba Grechen Shirley, who is running against Rep. Peter King. Photo Credit: Bloomberg / Andrew Harrer Democratic congressional candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley continued to tout her progressive credentials in her bid to unseat Rep. Peter King, releasing an endorsement from Sen. Elizabeth Warren and campaigning at King's office with a health care activist on Tuesday.

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  12. At Fire Island Lighthouse, get a great view of historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2018 | Newsday

    If you're looking for something awesome to do this summer, I highly recommend visiting the Fire Island Lighthouse. The lighthouse is located at the west end of the Fire Island National Seashore, adjacent to Robert Moses State Park.

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  13. Officials: Fire Island dune might be finished by the winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2018 | Newsday

    The last third of the new dune and berm to shield part of Fire Island could be built this winter, after about 20 oceanfront homes that stand in its way are razed, officials said. "I could be there right now," said Chris Gurl, formerly of Ocean Bay Park, who said he enjoyed 25 summers on Fire Island until the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers targeted his house.

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  14. Judge throws out suit challenging Fire Island deer-management planRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | Newsday

    A federal judge has thrown out an animal rights group's lawsuit challenging the Fire Island National Seashore's plan to use hunters to curb the barrier island's population of white-tailed deer. U.S. District Court Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein, who sits in Central Islip, closed a case filed last year by Friends of Animals, which had argued that the agency's plan to cull the population of white-tailed deer violated federal law because its architects did not consider "an alternative that utilizes only nonlethal options."

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  15. Off-duty Coast Guard officer rescues 2 swimmers off Fire Island, officials sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | Newsday

    Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Vanderhaden swam to the men, about 50 yards offshore, and instructed them to swim parallel to the coast to avoid the rip current. Local EMS and other first responders arrive to the beach near the Fire Island Lighthouse on Tuesday.

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  16. Fire Island breach to be filled only if it causes harm, National Park Service saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2018 | Newsday

    No one can say when the Fire Island breach opened by superstorm Sandy will close - as most such inlets eventually do on their own - but it will be filled in only if it causes harm, under a final approved plan. The National Park Service, in a statement Thursday, said it would only reconnect the barrier island "to prevent loss of life, flooding, and other severe economic and physical damage to the Great South Bay and surrounding areas."

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  17. Officials: Boat submerged in Great South Bay was unoccupiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2018 | Newsday

    The partially submerged boat found Wednesday morning in Hemlock Cove in Great South Bay turned out to be an unoccupied North Babylon Fire Department vessel that took on water, officials said.

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  18. Bay Shore route to ferry terminal to get a pedestrian-friendly upgradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2018 | Newsday

    Islip Town officials say the upgrades will improve the route from a confusing no man's land into a coordinated link to Fire Island. Construction is to begin this fall on the Bay-Way Corridor Project, which will connect walkers and bikers from the Bay Shore Long Island Rail Road station, through the downtown and to Fire Island ferry terminals, officials said.

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  19. Official: Swimming at some Robert Moses beaches halted after shark caughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2018 | Newsday

    A beachgoer digs a hole at field 2, after some fields at Robert Moses were closed for about an hour Saturday after a fisherman caught a shark there, an official said. Photo Credit: Johnny Milano Some swimming areas at Robert Moses State Park were closed for about an hour Saturday after a fisherman caught a shark there, an official said.

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  20. Drones keep watch for sharks after attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | Newsday

    There's a new guard at two Long Island state parks: drones that fly over the Atlantic Ocean to protect swimmers from any sharks that might mistake them for prey fish. Though the drones must be flown by a ground pilot with an FAA license, they cost much less than helicopters, officers can be deployed based on live video feeds, and they have a variety of uses, including managing traffic, Maj.

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