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Huntington extends beach hours for residents to cool off

Crab Meadow Beach in Northport, seen in a

Crab Meadow Beach in Northport, seen in a 2010 photo, is one of the Huntington beaches with extended hours on July 25, 2016, to help residents stay cool. Credit: James Carbone

Huntington officials have extended hours at town beaches to help residents beat the heat.

Lifeguards will remain on duty until 7:30 p.m. at Crab Meadow, Centerport and Quentin Sammis/West Neck beaches, at least through Wednesday, officials announced in a news release on Monday. Lifeguards normally go off duty at 6 p.m., after which swimming is prohibited.

Town officials also want to remind residents that other recreational facilities also provide options for keeping cool.

The Dix Hills pool is open until 8 p.m. Public skating sessions are held at the Dix Hills Ice Rink from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Thursday and Friday; from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday for adults only; and from 8:15 to 10:15 p.m. Friday.

Both facilities are located at 575 Vanderbilt Pkwy.

The Senior Beach House at Centerport Beach is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Village Green Senior Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.


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