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Volunteer Fair at the Cold Spring Harbor Library

 The Cold Spring Harbor Library & Environmental Center will host a volunteer fair for adults and teens on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at 95 Harbor Road in Cold Spring Harbor.
 
This event is an opportunity for adults and teens to learn more about local non-profit organizations in need of volunteers. “At this  time […]

Suffolk County Department Of Health Services Announces Laws To Reduce The Use Of Plastics Are In Effect

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Legislation to Prohibit the Use of Polystyrene and Single-Use Beverage Straws Effective as of January 1 in Suffolk County

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services today is reminding vendors and consumers that two local laws intended to reduce the use of plastics in Suffolk County went into effect on January 1, 2020. Local law 14-2019 prohibits the […]

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Former Westhampton BOMARC Missile Base Being Considered as a Potential New York State Superfund Site

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Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken announced today that Suffolk County was informed on

December 5, 2019 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation that the former BOMARC Missile Base is being considered as a potential inactive hazardous waste disposal site, known more commonly as a New York State “superfund” site. The property, […]

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DA SINI: DIRT BROKER IN “OPERATION PAY DIRT,” LARGEST ILLEGAL DUMPING CASE IN NY STATE HISTORY, SENTENCED TO PRISON

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Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini was joined by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) and the Suffolk County Police Department today to announce the sentencing of a self-proclaimed “dirt broker” who was indicted as part of the District Attorney’s Office’s “Operation Pay Dirt” investigation into an illegal dumping conspiracy on […]

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COUNTY ANNOUNCES ARCHERY PERMITS WILL BE AVAILABLE THIS WEEK AT SELECT SUFFOLK COUNTY PARKS LOCATIONS

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Hunting Season Kicks-off October 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020 
County Executive Steve Bellone today announced that starting on Monday, September 16, 2019 archery permits will be available in Suffolk County for the upcoming archery season, which runs from October 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020.  As hunting is among the most popular forms of wildlife recreation […]

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Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus

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Suffolk Health Commissioner asks state for confirmation of declaration of Imminent Threat to Public Health
Eight Additional Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus
 
The New York State Department of Health informed Suffolk County health officials today that a mosquito sample tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus, also referred to as EEE or Triple […]

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First Mosquito Samples to Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Suffolk County This Season

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Residents and visitors are advised to take precautions
Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken announced today that five mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected on July 25, 2019 from Cold Spring Harbor (2), Northport (1), Brentwood (1), and Melville (1). These are the first mosquito samples to […]

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SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCES WATER QUALITY SUMMIT ON LONG ISLAND

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Suffolk County and Center for Clean Water Technology to Host Regional Summit to Coincide with National Septic Smart Week
Basil Seggos, Commissioner of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, to Serve as Keynote Speaker
 
Suffolk County Executive Bellone today announced that Suffolk County is partnering with the Center for Clean Water Technology at Stony Brook University […]

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Officials and Community Groups Call for Expansion of Crucial Water Quality Program: Community Oyster Gardening

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Senator Gaughran and Supervisor Saladino joined local oyster gardeners at Laurel Hollow Beach to call for an expansion of a crucial water quality program — community oyster gardening — at a time when Long Island’s water quality is facing unprecedented challenges. The oyster gardening program is an initiative that supports the local bays using oysters’ […]

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Suffolk County Executive Bellone Announces Nearly 23 Tons Of Bottles And Paper Products Recycled Through Shared Services Program

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced the initial results from the SuffolkShare School Recycling Partnership Program which began in April of this year. This first-of-its-kind program, a partnership between Suffolk County and six school districts, worked to help schools meet their New York State recycling mandate, save taxpayer dollars and teach students, faculty and the community […]

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