Point Lookout Gas Station Returns

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the Point Lookout gas station returned to service today. welcome back!

just a heads up- the gas station in Point Lookout finally reopened today after their complete refurbishing.

glad to say, no more strategically planned  or 15 mile round trip gas shopping jaunts.

welcome back.

still 3.99 btw.. i paid 4.19 on the way home today before I found out. 

Rumor: supermarket (re) opening soon? and Key Food open In Long Beach

the town supermarket, known as "Merola's" for 80 years.

the town supermarket, previously known as “Merola’s” for 80 years.

So, for like the 5th time in about as many months, I’m hearing that the IGA Supermarket in Point Lookout is about to commence reopening under new management????

I often do the food shopping for our household.  Years ago I swore off the big supermarkets.  I had been a regular at Associated in Long Beach.  Since Sandy, where they lost all their refrigeration equipment etc.,  Ive been shopping at W’s (name witheheld ’cause i’m about to rant!) in Merrick (and have seen a number of you there!)

It may just be me,  but I must counter what people often say, that the big supermarkets are cheaper.  Baloney!  My average bill at W’s has been about 20%-40% more as i find a number of other problems. Any real food(ie-fresh) is literally like $1-2 more per Lb, from meat to fruit and vegetables. swipe that special card and wow, i saved 10 dollars(really? cause i’ve never spent $200, but somehow i just did).

Although the place is 10 times the size of the smaller places, the selection stinks.  this is especially so if youre trying to find “healthier” food.  if you want a tablespooon of salt with every bite, msg, or enough preservatives to get high on,  then by all means there’s plenty to choose from.

ie.-there’s 6000 jars each of the “yucky” salsa brands, (top ingredient “starch thickener”) and ZERO of the good ones. and my (shopping) list goes on and on..

think of an item you want… now find it. canned vegetables, oh yeah, could be with canned foods, could be in the baking isle. crackers- could be in “snacks”, “chips” or cookie aisles.

Luckily, last week the former Associated Marketplace in Long Beach reopened as Key Food.  Glad to have them back!

Former Asssociated Marketplace in Long Beach, open again as Key Food

Former Asssociated Marketplace in Long Beach, open again as Key Food

Former Asssociated Marketplace in Long Beach, open again as Key Food

Former Asssociated Marketplace in Long Beach, open again as Key Food


 
I find their selection is just as good, if not better. Welcome back, I hope their workers made it through this time OK.

 
Anyway,  it’s probably just a rumor about the IGA opening in Point Lookout again.   what have YOU heard? 

 

obviously if the same exact thing goes in….(maybe not obviously).

what does this town need that we don’t have??

what should this space be?

Community Forum for Residents Affected by Sandy

From Town of Hempstead:

Councilman Santino, Assemblyman Curran to Hold Community Forum for Residents Affected by Sandy on February 28 in Oceanside.

Sandy’s floodwaters have long since receded, but the Superstorm has left many residents with a long list of post-hurricane questions. To help answer those questions and provide important information, Hempstead Town Senior Councilman Anthony Santino and New York State Assemblyman Brian Curran will be leading a Community Forum and Flood Recovery Meeting on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Oceanside High School in Oceanside.

Councilman Santino and Assemblyman Curran will be joined by representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Flood Insurance Program, the New York State Department of Financial Services and the Town of Hempstead Building Department. These organizations will provide detailed information pertaining to storm damage, insurance reimbursement and rebuilding, among other issues.

“Assemblyman Curran and I urge all Sandy-affected residents to attend this informative Community Forum and Flood Recovery Meeting at Oceanside High School on February 28,” said Santino. “We will have many organizations present, including FEMA and the Hempstead Town Building Department, that can offer support and guidance to our neighbors.”

“Recovering and rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy remains our highest priority,” stated Curran. “I’m proud to partner with Councilman Santino for our Community Forum and Flood Recovery Meeting. In addition to FEMA and the Town Building Department, the New York State Department of Financial Services will be on hand to answer neighbors’ questions and concerns dealing with insurance payments and other insurance issues.”

Councilman Santino, in partnership with Supervisor Kate Murray, has held several community meetings in Oceanside and in the surrounding area for residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. What’s more, the town Building Department is waiving all permit fees for “in-kind” storm-related structural repairs and temporary housing trailers within the unincorporated areas of Hempstead Town. And, the town is waiving building variance requirements for residents (within unincorporated areas of the township) who want to rebuild their homes at higher elevations to meet FEMA flood standards.

Oceanside High School is located at 3160 Skillman Avenue in Oceanside.

Blizzard Warning Update – higher snow totals expected

Coastal Flood Warning Still In Effect for this afternoon’s high tide. Point Lookout/ Jones Inlet High tide is 6:02PM this evening, and 6:29 tomorrow AM.  Tides 2-4 ft above normal with 10-13 foot waves on the ocean.

see tide Height and Time predictions here for Point Lookout/Jones Inlet

New National Weather Service Snowfall Amount Predictions

New National Weather Service Snowfall Amount Predictions

National Weather Service has just upgraded snowfall amounts for southern Nassau from 10-14 inches, now expected at 12-20 inches.

Updated Blizzard Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
421 AM EST FRI FEB 8 2013

...MAJOR WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE TRI-STATE AREA TODAY INTO
SATURDAY...

NYZ078>081-177-179-081730-
/O.CON.KOKX.BZ.W.0001.130208T1100Z-130209T1800Z/
NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-
SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
421 AM EST FRI FEB 8 2013

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS...LONG ISLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 12 TO 20 INCHES...WITH
  LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS WITHIN DEVELOPING SNOW BANDS...MAINLY
  ACROSS EASTERN SUFFOLK.

* WINDS...NORTH 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...TEMPERATURES DROPPING INTO THE 20S BY EVENING.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS AND HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR THIS EVENING
  INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND WINDS WILL MAKE FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING
  CONDITIONS WITH VISIBILITIES NEAR ZERO IN WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS.
  IN ADDITION...SOME TREES AND POWER LINES WILL BE DOWNED...
  CAUSING POWER OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

Blizzard and Coastal Flood Warning Issued

National Weather Service Forecast Map as of 6PM EST, 2/7/2013

National Weather Service Forecast Map as of 6PM EST, 2/7/2013 showing Blizzard and Coastal Flood Warnings

 The National Weather Service has just doubled the snow forecast total to 10-14 inches now with whiteout conditions.High tides will be 2-4 feet above astronomical level, with possible flooding and beacxh erosion.

 from National Weather Serrvice:

BLIZZARDWARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 1 PM EST SATURDAY

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING
 
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 1 PM EST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
LOCATIONS
 
NASSAU COUNTY ON LONG ISLAND.
HAZARD TYPES
 
HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS.
ACCUMULATIONS
 
SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 10 TO 14 INCHES
 
WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS WITHIN DEVELOPING SNOW BANDS.
WINDS
 
NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.
TEMPERATURES
 
FALLING INTO THE 20S FRIDAY NIGHT.
VISIBILITIES
 
ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.
TIMING
 
THE STRONGEST WINDS AND HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR FRIDAY EVENING INTO SATURDAY MORNING.
IMPACTS
 
HEAVY SNOW AND WINDS WILL MAKE FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH VISIBILITIES NEAR ZERO IN WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION
 
SOME TREE LIMBS WILL BE DOWNED
 
CAUSING SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
 
A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
 
MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL
 
HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED
 
STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.
 
 
 
 

Southern Nassau

Coastal Flood Warning in effect from 4PM EST FRI until 8PM EST FRI

 

 
 
COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM TO 8 PM EST FRIDAY
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING
 
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM TO 8 PM EST FRIDAY.
LOCATIONS
 
ALONG SOUTHERN NASSAU COUNTY COAST.
TIDAL DEPARTURES
 
2 TO 4 FT ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL TIDES.
WAVE ACTION
 
9 TO 13 FT BREAKING WAVES ALONG THE OCEAN FACING BEACHES.
BEACH EROSION
 
SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION IS EXPECTED ALONG THE OCEAN FACING BEACHES.
TIMING
 
DURING THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE FRIDAY EVENING
 
BETWEEN 6 AND 8 PM.
IMPACTS
 
WIDESPREAD FLOODING OF VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS AND/OR BASEMENTS DUE TO HEIGHT OF STORM TIDE AND WAVE ACTION IS POSSIBLE. NUMEROUS ROAD CLOSURES MAY BE NEEDED. LIVES MAY BE AT RISK FOR PEOPLE WHO PUT THEMSELVES IN HARM/S WAY. ISOLATED WASHOVERS AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE MAY BE OBSERVED ALONG THE OCEAN FACING BEACHES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
 
A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. COASTAL RESIDENTS IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD BE ALERT FOR RISING WATER
 
AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.
 
SOUTH SHORE BAYS WATER LEVELS FOR FRIDAY EVENING
 
COASTAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TIME OF
 
 
 
FORECAST TOTAL
 
..FLOOD
 
.. LOCATION
 
 
 
 
 
..HIGH TIDE
 
..WATER LEVEL
 
 
 
.CATEGORY..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(MLLW/NGVD)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
.. E ROCKAWAY INLET NY..220 AM
 
.7.1-7.6/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
.MODERATE.. FREEPORT GAUGE NY
 
.214 AM
 
.5.9-6.4/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
.MODERATE.. POINT LOOKOUT NY
 
..230 AM
 
.6.7-7.3/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
.MODERATE..

Opinion: not having mail delivery will continue…even on Saturdays!

Point Lookout, NY 11569 Post Office

Point Lookout, NY 11569 Post Office

re: news today that the US Postal Service is stopping mail delivery on Saturdays starting in August.

Don’t worry everyone, we still won’t have home mail delivery after this goes into effect!

I guess people were in an uproar in town here whether or not our “no mail delivery” would still count?

When I mention to “out of towners” we have to go get the mail, the “Mayberry RFD” comparisons ensue…. and I have to embarassingly remind them that the RFD actually stands for “rural free delivery”, so we don’t even have that!

I wanted to ask: do we really still need to not have mail delivery here in the point?

legend has it we opted out to save on “taxes” way back when…  and rumor has it NOW, that that is no longer a factor, that we are choosing not to have delivery…

what do you think?