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Conditional Shellfishing Program Begins in Centerport Harbor

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         As a further indication of improving water quality in Huntington waters, the Town of Huntington and the State Department of Environmental Conservation have begun a conditional shellfish harvesting program in a previously uncertified portion of Centerport Harbor.
 
          According to a directive issued to shellfish harvesters, the program began December 15 and […]

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Deer Hunting Code Revised For Huntingtonians

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The Huntington Town Board, at its October 17 meeting, approved revisions to Town Code with respect to deer hunting, based on comments from residents since the code was amended two years ago to allow bow hunting, subject to state regulations.
The changes, sponsored by Councilman Tracey A. Edwards, include requiring written notification to the Town and […]

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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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HELP GROW A GREENER HUNTINGTON STATION:

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Volunteers needed to help make a home for Butterflies and Bees at Gateway Community Garden, and prep the garden for winter. Saturday, October 21, from 10 AM to 2 PM, corner Lowndes and NY Avenues (Route 110). 

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OPENING THE 2017 HUNTING SEASON IN NEW YORK STATE

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Column from Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua)

For many outdoor enthusiasts, few things are more exciting than the beginning of hunting season in New York State. Between small game and early bow season there are already hunters out in the woods, traveling our state and spending their hard-earned money at local businesses. Our Conference […]

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Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus

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(Sixteen 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 Triple E.  The sample, Culiseta melanura, was collected on August 16 in the Manorville area.
 
The presence […]

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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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