01/15/2015 10:00 AM
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO Supesrvisor Scott Russell (far left) with the "Weather in 2040" poster contest winners (front row from left) sixth to eighth grade winners Caleb Foley, Dane Reda, Jillian Orr, Cassidy Mullin, Dorothy Condon and not pictured Gabrielle Wahlers. Back row third grade winners (from left) Leah Weir, Thomas McGunnigle and Michael Garrett with Optimum emcee Lou Brogno Wednesday afternoon at Mattituck High School.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO
Supervisor Scott Russell (far left) with the “Weather in 2040” poster contest winners. Front row from left, middle school winners Caleb Foley, Dane Reda, Jillian Orr, Cassidy Mullin, and Dorothy Condon. Back row from left, third grade winners Leah Weir, Thomas McGunnigle and Michael Garrett with Optimum Community representative Lou Brogno.

A group of students was honored at Mattituck High School Jan. 14 for their participation in a poster contest that demonstrated what they think the weather will be like in 25 years. (more…)

02/28/14 9:12am
02/28/2014 9:12 AM
The Feb. 28 sun over Suffolk County. (Credit: Michael White)

The Feb. 28 sun over Suffolk County. (Credit: Michael White)

Cablevision officials are warning of brief TV interruptions starting today, Friday, and running through March 8 due to what’s known in the industry as “sun outages.”

“As the sun’s path across the sky gets higher each day, there are times when it goes directly behind a TV satellite and its radiation overpowers the satellite’s signal,” reads a notice sent to customers.

Customer’s Optimum digital cable services may be interrupted for periods of “a few minutes” during the series events, and will return to normal automatically, according to the notice.

The sun outages won’t affect Internet or phone services.

“Since sun outages are a natural occurrence, there’s nothing we can do to prevent them. However, we can let you know what channels will be affected and when,” the officials advised.

The first such occurrences will run from 11:09 a.m. to 1:52 p.m.

Click here for a scheduled of expected times.