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Melville Fire Department Assists at East Farmingdale Acid Spill

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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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Board Sets Hearing on Deer Hunting Code Revisions

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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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Letter To The Editor- Just Show Me the Money

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Dear Editor:
Recently members of the Suffolk County Legislature’s Budget and Finance Committee voted to bury legislation that would have required county departments to provide justification for proposed fee increases. The bill called for department heads to provide a detailed description of the costs incurred by the department or agency for which a fee is charged […]

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Beaches Close Again In Bay Shore And Huntington Bay

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The following beaches are closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria:

Benjamin Beach in Bay Shore
Huntington Beach Community Association in Huntington Bay
Fleets Cove Beach in Huntington Bay
Knollwood Beach in Huntington Bay

 
According to Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. James Tomarken, bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in […]

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Beach Advisory Issued for Centerport Yacht Club Beach

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Due to the rainfall that occurred Monday, August 7, 2017, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at Centerport Yacht Club Beach in Centerport. The advisory is based on the potential that bacteria in excess of New York State standards will impact the water.

Centerport Yacht Club Beach is located […]

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Twenty-two Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

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Residents are advised to eliminate standing water in and around homes
Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken announced today that 22 new mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected  on July 26, 2017, from Lindenhurst (2), Copaigue(1), West Babylon (2), Huntington (2) Greenlawn (1), Huntington Station […]

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SUFFOLK COUNTY APPLIES FOR $50 MILLION IN WATER QUALITY FUNDING THROUGH THE LONG ISLAND REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

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State Funding Would Replace Nearly 5,000 Cesspools Across Suffolk County
County Executive Bellone:  “Long Island is the second most popular tourism destination in the State our water quality is essential to this multi-billion dollar industry.” 
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced that Suffolk County has submitted a multi-jurisdictional funding request for $50 million dollars on behalf of a […]

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Four New Suffolk County Beaches Closed

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Knollwood  Beach Association Beach, Fleets Cove Beach, Huntington Beach Community Association Beach, and Valley Grove Beach are all closed.
Amityville Village Beach, Tanner Park Beach, Venetian Shores Beach. Copiague Harbor POA, West Islip Beach and Lake Ronkonkoma remain closed.
 
The following beaches are closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable […]

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Ozone Health Advisory Again for Thursday, July 20, 2017

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an ozone health advisory for Long Island and the downstate region for Thursday July 20, 2017. Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken advises that young children, the elderly, those who exercise or are involved in strenuous outdoor work, and those with pre-existing respiratory or […]

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Three Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

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Residents are advised to eliminate standing water in and around homes
 
Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken announced today that three new mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The sample, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected on July 3 from Stony Brook(1) and July 6 from Huntington (1) and Nesconset(1). The county has […]

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