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Nassau Co. hoping to attract more lifeguards amid shortage

LONG BEACH, N.Y. -- A nationwide lifeguard shortage could mean trouble as you head to the pool or beach this summer.As CBS2's Dave Carlin reports, the shortage is forcing local governments to come up with creative ways to increase staffing.The sand and sea were swelling with crowds at Long Beach on Saturday. "There's nothing better than Long Beach," one woman said."We love the beach ... We love the boardwalk, it's the best thing," one man said.It's happening as lifeguard shortages continue to be a problem here and across the nation."I know that got shortages all over pretty much," one beachgoer said."There's...
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Chara to decide NHL future in September: report

The 45-year-old defenseman played for the New York Islanders this season, his 24th in the NHL, and can become an unrestricted free agent July 13. "He's going to take the summer with his family and assess where he's at physically, where his family's at, and make a decision in September," agent Matt Keator told the Globe in comments published Saturday. "No rush."

Ocean Beach By Joey Macellaro

A festive and well attended surprise party was held at the Landing on June 11 in celebration of Edith Charlton’s 90th birthday. Edith is a former president of the Ocean Beach Association and a friend to many in our community. Among the guests were Debbie Alter, Shirley Cohen, and Diane Wolfe, all of whom have been friends for over 60 years.

One Minute on the North Fork: A rainy day at Red Barn alpaca farm

Donna Yakaboski has been raising alpacas at her Baiting Hollow farm since 2005. (Credit: Tara Smith) At the Red Barn Farm in Baiting Hollow, Donna Yakaboski has been raising a herd of alpacas since 2005. Now, there are nine alpacas living on the five-acre farm. There are two breeds —...

Ocean Bay Park by Barbara Gaby Placilla

“Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before” – Dalai Lama. Ocean Bay Boulevard’s Jared DeSerio had that in mind when he booked a Royal Caribbean Cruise to Bermuda for himself and his girlfriend, Emily Devine, who works at Matthew’s in Ocean Beach. The ship was aptly named the “Adventure of the Seas” because 24 hours before they were to depart Cape Liberty, Bayonne, New Jersey, they were informed that the ship was now sailing north to Canada due to Tropical Storm Alex. Even though they had the option to rebook, Jared and Emily repacked for Canadian weather and took the cruise. They visited Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and despite winning and losing $1,100 playing poker had an amazing time on their redirected Love Boat adventure!

Bay Shore Beach Closed to Bathing

Benjamin Beach in Bay Shore has closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria. Bayport Beach in Bayport remains closed. According to Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gregson Pigott, bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat.

Connecticut restaurant chain closes multiple locations

A well-known Connecticut restaurant chain has just closed multiple locations throughout the state. The past couple of years have been tough on businesses all over the country, and restaurants have been hit particularly hard. As a result, many popular chains have been forced to close their doors, and Chip's Family Restaurant is the latest casualty.