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Suffolk Health Commissioner Encourages Tobacco Users to Seek Help in Attempting to Break Their Addiction

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Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and illness in the U.S.
 
Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken encourages residents who use tobacco to seek help in attempting to break their addiction by registering for Suffolk County’s  “Learn to Be …Tobacco Free” program. The program, which is free to Suffolk County residents, offers […]

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Suffolk County Announces Opioid Overdose Prevention Classes

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Training includes administration of intranasal naloxone
 
County Executive Steve Bellone and Dr. James Tomarken, Commissioner of Health, are encouraging residents to take advantage of scheduled Opioid Overdose Prevention Classes.
The training, which meets New York State Department of Health requirements, will enable participants to recognize an opioid overdose, administer intranasal naloxone and take additional steps until […]

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Town Unveils Plans for Conte Center

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$10 million project will transform former State Armory into community activity hub
 
With 150 of his family, friends and colleagues looking on, the Town of Huntington unveiled concept plans November 25 for transforming the former New York State Armory into a community center to be named after the late Assemb. James Conte.
“We’ve been waiting for this […]

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Suffolk County Department of Health Services December Meeting Notices

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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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SPECIALTY GROCER UNCLE GIUSEPPE’S MARKETPLACE OPENS BRAND NEW LOCATION-MELVILLE

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Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on December 1, 2017 in Melville, NY
 
Specialty grocer, Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace, announced today the grand opening of its new Melville location on December 1, 2017. The new market marks the brand’s sixth on Long Island and seventh overall. The full-service supermarket, featuring a gourmet Italian theme, an upscale design […]

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Partnership Saves Sanctuary Hotline

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A hotline service to aid at-risk youth, whose existence was threatened by the unexpected loss of a federal grant, will be able to continue, thanks to a partnership between the Town of Huntington and the charitable organization The Townwide Fund of Huntington.
The Town and the Townwide Fund have each pledged $10,000 to fund the hotline […]

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“Be Smart, Don’t Start” Night at the Dix Hills Fire Department

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The Dix Hills Fire Department will be hosting a “Be Smart, Don’t Start” drug and alcohol awareness night for the youth of our community on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:30pm. All children and their parents from the 5th-12th grades are encouraged to attend the free event and learn about maintaining a drug and alcohol free lifestyle from the guest speakers. […]

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LONG ISLAND TEENS MAKE EMOJI PILLOWS FOR CHILDREN IN UKRAINE ORPHANAGE

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On a recent Sunday evening, seventh graders from CTeen Jr. (West Suffolk County Chapter) spent some time creating special emoji pillows. One week later they were in the hands of these beautiful young children of Mishpacha Orphanage in Odessa, Ukraine, which provides care to 80 boys and girls from birth to 18 years old.
CTeen Jr. […]

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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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Suffolk County Reports a Second Death Associated with West Nile Virus

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Another individual with West Nile virus is recovering
Three new mosquito samples test positive for West Nile virus

Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. James Tomarken reported today that New York State has confirmed that an adult who died last month has tested positive for West Nile virus.
 
The Town of Brookhaven resident, who was over the age […]

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