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First Mosquito Sample to Test Positive for West Nile Virus This Season in Melville

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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 a mosquito sample has tested positive for West Nile virus. The sample, a Culex pipiens-restuans, was collected on June 28, 2017 in Melville. This is the first mosquito sample to test positive for West Nile […]

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Ozone Health Advisory For Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an ozone health advisory for the Long Island region. 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 heart problems, limit strenuous outdoor activity. Ozone […]

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Suffolk County Issues Advisory against Bathing at 65 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

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Due to the heavy rainfall that occurred on, July 7, 2017, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 65 beaches. The advisory is based on the potential for the presence of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards.
The beaches covered by the advisory are located in […]

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Huntington Residents are Picked to Receive Advanced Water Treatment System

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Huntington Residents are Picked to Receive Advanced Water Treatment System as Part of County’s Program to Combat Nitrogen Pollution
 
Huntington Bay, NY – As part of an ongoing County-wide effort to improve our water quality, Lydia and John Von Barta were selected at random to receive the free system in the second phase of the […]

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken Announce Activation of Public Health Information Line

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County Executive Steve Bellone and Commissioner of Health Services Dr. James Tomarken announced today the activation of the Public Health Information Line: 631-787-2200. The Information Line is being employed to enhance continuing efforts to detect and prevent the spread of communicable illnesses in Suffolk County. The line is now available from Monday through Friday from […]

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LEGISLATOR WILLIAM R. SPENCER, M.D. ROUNDS OUT THE “LISTENING TOUR” COMMUNITY MEETINGS

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Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. Rounds out Series of Community Meetings at Huntington Public Library
 Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. wrapped up his “Listening Tour” Tuesday night May 23, 2017 at the Huntington Public Library. The tour kicked off with its first meeting in March at the Northport Public Library, and included meetings at the […]

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Here We Go Again – Six Beaches Closed to Bathing Three In Huntington

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The following beaches are closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria.

Lake Ronkonkoma Beach, Islip
Tanner Park Beach, Copiague
Benjamin Beach, Bay Shore
Fleet’s Cove Beach, Huntington
Huntington Beach Community Association Beach, Centerport
Crab Meadow Beach, Northport

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

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GARDENERS WANTED FOR GATEWAY ORGANIC GARDEN

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Join the community of gardeners at Gateway Park Community Garden, corner of Lowndes & NY Avenues! Grow food organically for your family in a free, raised garden bed, 5×20 feet. (Donations gratefully accepted.) Water, tools and advice all available. No experience necessary. Gather at social events like a Summer Solstice Party, donate some of your […]

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Quarterly Park Stewards Meeting to Focus on “Threats to Trees: What Can Be Done?

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          The Town of Huntington’s Conservation Board has scheduled its semi-annual meeting with park stewards for May 16, 2017 focusing on the topic, “Threats to Trees – What Can Be Done?”
          The meeting, which is open to the public, will include presentations by experts and discussion on topics including historic threats to Town trees, the […]

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Willow Pond Health Risk in Village of Huntington Bay

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Cyanobacteria Bloom in Willow Pond in Village of Huntington Bay
Recent sampling performed by SUNY Stony Brook has confirmed cyanobacteria blooms, more commonly known as blue–green algae, in Willow Pond in the Village of Huntington Bay, NY.  Due to these findings, health officials ask residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and […]

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