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To report dead birds, call the West Nile virus hotline in Suffolk County at 631-787-2200 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. To report mosquito problems or stagnant pools of water, call the Department of Public Works’ Vector Control Division at 631-852-4270.

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A question that is continuously asked by residents is how deep will the contaminated soil be buried on site and how close to the groundwater will the buried material be?

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The Huntington Town Board approved a resolution, at the July 24th meeting, to try and eliminate invasive submerged aquatic vegetation in Hecksher Pond, located in Huntington Village. During the summer months the pond is choked with invasive plant species such as Hornwart, which severely impacts the ponds recreational usage and additionally impacts the aesthetic views that the pond provides.

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Update: Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club Beach is now open as water samples are now within acceptable levels.

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New York State is currently investigating one human case that is being considered as probable for West Nile virus. The individual was hospitalized for several days and has fully recovered. Confirmation of West Nile virus will be dependent on the results of further testing.

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Suffolk County Health Services (SCDHS) Commissioner James L. Tomarken announced that 15 additional mosquito samples from Suffolk County have tested positive for West Nile virus. The samples, collected between July 10th and 12th, were from locations in Huntington Station (2), Huntington (1). Nesconset (3),  Southampton (1), North Babylon (1), Lindenhurst (1),  West Babylon (4), West Islip […]

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Suffolk County Health Services (SCDHS) Commissioner James L. Tomarken announced today that the New York State Department of Health confirmed that a mosquito sample found in West Babylon has tested positive for West Nile virus. The positive sample was Culex pipiens-restuans collected on June 28th by an employee of the SCDHS’ Public Health Division. As […]

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The Town of Huntington has issued three summonses to the owner of a fishing boat that sank last week in Huntington Harbor and has been working with the owner on the removal of the vessel while containing any possible environmental damage.

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With the warm temperatures we are experiencing, the Irrigation Association of New York is offering five tips to help homeowners maintain their lawns and landscaping, while reducing water consumption at the same time.

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