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Councilman Eugene Cook Proposes “The Huntington Power Authority”

COUNCILMAN EUGENE COOK SPONSORS RESOLUTION
TO SCHEDULE A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN NORTHPORT, NEW YORK  PURSUANT TO SECTION 201 OF THE EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEDURE.
 
Councilman Cook will sponsor a resolution to schedule a public hearing to consider the acquisition of certain real property located in Northport.  The Town Board has […]

Town of Huntington Releases Crab Meadow Watershed Plan Draft for Public Review and Comment

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Huntington – The Town of Huntington has released a draft of the Crab Meadow Watershed Plan for public review and comment. The plan is a community driven stewardship plan with the intent to highlight best practices in future management of the Town’s largest watershed.
The Crab Meadow Watershed comprises about six square miles of downward sloping […]

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Suffolk County Expands Private Well Survey in Wainscott

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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 […]

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SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE BELLONE SIGNS CESSPOOL BAN LEGISLATION INTO LAW

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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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Conditional Shellfishing Program Begins in Centerport Harbor

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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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Deer Hunting Code Revised For Huntingtonians

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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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SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE BELLONE ANNOUNCES OVER 500 TICK-REMOVAL KITS DISTRIBUTED TO NEARLY 150 SCHOOLS ACROSS SUFFOLK COUNTY

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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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HELP GROW A GREENER HUNTINGTON STATION:

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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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OPENING THE 2017 HUNTING SEASON IN NEW YORK STATE

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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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Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus

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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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