As a local news organization, Patch covers stories of all kinds, from heartbreaking tragedies to inspiring tales of community brotherhood. But some stories are just plain weird. Here are some of the stranger headlines from the past seven days.
Rev. Gary Brinn hopes everyone will jump on the symbolic bandwagon.
A Sayville pastor is taking a unique stance to stop bullying and is hoping everyone in his parish and the local communities will join in on the symbolic effort: wearing blue nail polish in September.
Yes, you read that right. Rev. Gary Brinn, of the Sayville Congregational United Church of Christ, went for a manicure Labor Day weekend at City Nails salon in Sayville and had all 10 fingers painted with blue nail polish.
A dolphin that washed up in Hampton Bays on Thursday died of pneumonia.
According to the Riverhead Foundation, while initial findings from the necropsy on the female common dolphin indicate pneumonia killed it, the foundation is awaiting results of a test that will determine if the dolphin also had the morbillivirus.
That test, Kim Durham, of the foundation, said will take 3 to 4 weeks.
According to reports, the morbillivirus is responsible for killing over 300, mostly bottlenose dolphins, along the East Coast this year.