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Suffolk County Expands Private Well Survey in Wainscott

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services announced today the expansion of its private well survey in the vicinity of the East Hampton Airport following the detection of perfluorinated compounds known as PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate) and PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) in 63 private wells.

Though PFCs are currently unregulated, the USEPA has identified both PFOA and PFOS […]

Closes Loophole in Latest Step In Fight to Improve Water Quality on Long Island
 
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today signed legislation banning the continued installation of cesspools that have been identified as a primary source of nitrogen pollution that has degraded water quality throughout Suffolk County, contributing to harmful algae blooms, beach closures and fish […]

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         As a further indication of improving water quality in Huntington waters, the Town of Huntington and the State Department of Environmental Conservation have begun a conditional shellfish harvesting program in a previously uncertified portion of Centerport Harbor.
 
          According to a directive issued to shellfish harvesters, the program began December 15 and […]

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The Huntington Town Board, at its October 17 meeting, approved revisions to Town Code with respect to deer hunting, based on comments from residents since the code was amended two years ago to allow bow hunting, subject to state regulations.
The changes, sponsored by Councilman Tracey A. Edwards, include requiring written notification to the Town and […]

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Partnership with Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, School Districts and Suffolk County Department of Health Services will Enhance Prevention Measures Against Tick-Borne Diseases

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced that the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has launched a new partnership with the Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital to provide nearly […]

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Volunteers needed to help make a home for Butterflies and Bees at Gateway Community Garden, and prep the garden for winter. Saturday, October 21, from 10 AM to 2 PM, corner Lowndes and NY Avenues (Route 110). 

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Column from Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua)

For many outdoor enthusiasts, few things are more exciting than the beginning of hunting season in New York State. Between small game and early bow season there are already hunters out in the woods, traveling our state and spending their hard-earned money at local businesses. Our Conference […]

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(Sixteen Additional Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus)
 
 
The New York State Department of Health informed Suffolk County health officials today that a mosquito sample tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus, also referred to as Triple E.  The sample, Culiseta melanura, was collected on August 16 in the Manorville area.
 
The presence […]

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The Melville Fire Department was requested to assist the East Farmingdale Fire Department with a Hazardous Materials incident on Smith Street, Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 6:35 p.m. East Farmingdale firefighters were out battling a working house fire on Walnut Avenue East during the incident. Melville firefighters arrived to find that a vehicle had run over a five-gallon […]

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The Huntington Town Board, at its August 15, 2017 meeting, set a September 19,2017 public hearing on proposed revisions to Town Code with respect to deer hunting, based on comments from residents since the code was amended two years ago to allow for bow hunting, subject to state regulations.
While noting that it is within the […]

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