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Gateway Community Garden to Host 5th Annual Vegetable Sale

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On Saturday, August 15 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Gateway Community Garden will be hosting its 5th annual Sunripe tomato and vegetable sale; selling hand-tended, pesticide-free sun ripened tomatoes, cucumbers, okra, peppers, collard greens, herbs and more. All at below supermarket prices. Sales help support the garden, which is a nonprofit managed by volunteers.
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Twenty five Mosquito Samples & One Bird Test Positive for West Nile Virus

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Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James L. Tomarken announced that twenty five mosquito samples and one bird have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquito samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected from August 4th through August 6th  from Bay Shore (4),  West Islip (1), Brentwood (1), Nesconset (2), Northport (3),  Huntington (1),  South Huntington […]

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Beaches Closed Again Because of Bacteria Levels in Huntington by Health Department

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Due to the heavy rainfall, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 29 Huntington 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 areas that are heavily influenced […]

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Letter from the Halesite FD Chief-Blood Drive at FD on 8/21

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P: 631.427.1910  |  1 North New York Ave. Halesite, NY 11743
www.halesitefd.org

Dear Neighbors,
Although blood is essential every day, donations tend to drop significantly during the summer months as people go on vacation. Also, donations from high schools and colleges, which account for 25% of regional blood collection, decrease when schools close for the summer.
From organ transplants to […]

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Huntington Beaches & Others Unsafe For Swimming

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County Issues Advisory against Bathing at 25 North Shore Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall
Update:  The advisory has been lifted.
Due to the heavy rainfall that occurred overnight, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 25 beaches. The advisory is based on the potential for the presence of bacteria at […]

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July 28 is World Hepatitis Day

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July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. It is one of only four World Health Organization (WHO) disease-specific days, and is intended to raise awareness of viral hepatitis and the diseases it causes. World Hepatitis Day provides an opportunity to learn about the various kinds of hepatitis, how they are transmitted, and how they may be […]

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Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus in East Northport & South Huntington

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Residents urged to eliminate stagnant water near homes
Suffolk County Health Services Commissioner Dr. James L. Tomarken announced today that more mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The samples, Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected on July 8, 2015 from Lindenhurst (2), Nesconset (1), and East Northport (1). To date this year, seven mosquito samples […]

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Island Harvest Food Bank Receives $20,000 Grant From Congra Foods Foundation To Help Give Kids A Hunger Free Summer

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Grant addresses increased risk of child hunger during summer months when fewer children have access to school feeding programs

Tens of thousands of children on Long Island face hunger. When schools are closed for summer, children have less access to nutritious meals as many rely on free or reduced school breakfasts and lunches. This is why […]

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Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

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Residents urged to eliminate stagnant water near homes
Suffolk County Health Services Commissioner Dr. James L. Tomarken announced that another mosquito sample has tested positive for West Nile virus. The sample, a Culex pipiens-restuans, was collected on June 30, 2015 in West Babylon, NY. This is the third mosquito sample to test positive this year. The […]

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Suffolk County Department of Health Services Upcoming Meetings

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The Open Meetings or “Sunshine” laws of New York State and Suffolk County give the public the right to attend meetings of public bodies, listen to the debates and watch the decision-making process in action. The laws also require that notice of the time and place of all meetings be given prior to every meeting.
Following […]

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