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Covid Update 8/12/20 With Steve Bellone, County Executive

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 on August 12, 2020. Last updated August 11, 2020 
 
Total Persons Tested

539,870 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 5,030 tests        
1 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
9 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
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Statement from State Senator Gaughran on PSEG-LI and LIPA’s Failed Storm Response

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Calls for Termination of Heads of PSEG-LI and LIPA
 
“The events of the past week have made clear: PSEG-LI has failed Long Islanders. Half a million Long Islanders were left in the dark without communication from PSEG, including seniors and medically vulnerable persons. Many still remain without power and without answers. LIPA, the oversight authority to […]

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State Senator Gaughran Calls on NYS Attorney General to Investigate PSEG’s Failed Storm Response

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August 6, 2020 State Senator Gaughran and the Long Island Senate Majority called on New York State Attorney General to investigate PSEG’s failed response to Tropical Storm Isaias. As the hurricane system remains underway, Senator Gaughran remains concerned that PSEG is unable to competently and safely service its 1.1 million customers on Long Island, and […]

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Fifteen New Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

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Residents and visitors advised to take precautions
 
Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. Gregson Pigott announced today that 15 additional mosquito samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, have tested positive for West Nile virus. The samples were collected on July 21 and July 22, 2020 from Huntington Station (1), West Babylon (1), Brentwood (1), Bay Shore (6), Islip (3) Great River […]

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Town Board Meeting 7/21/20

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Huntington Enacts C-6 Zoning Regulations on Mixed-Use Development, Addresses LIPA Proposal
The Huntington Town Board held its July 21, 2020 meeting remotely and broadcast meeting audio live, approving sweeping measures to regulate the size and scope of mixed-use development in the Town, including environmental impacts of development, and address the decades-long parking issue in Huntington village, […]

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Letter To The Editor Regarding LIPA/NatGrid Tax Case, With Criminal Implications

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July 20, 2020
Dear Editor,
When the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) was created, the New York State Legislature laid out clear “rules of the road” in the Public Authorities Law, that LIPA would be required to follow. It stated that “projects” would require Public Authorities Control Board (PACB) review and approval, before going forward. LIPA ignored […]

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Dear Editor LIPA/NAT GRID Are They Screwing The Huntington Taxpayers?

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Minor thoughts on the July 15, 2020 Northport-East Northport Union Free District Board of Education Meeting/Presentation:
I am absolutely embarrassed to have spent 3 hours listening to the school district’s attorney trying to persuade me into why settling was a good idea. The school board is allowing LIPA to bully them into a settlement, and are only […]

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Councilman Cook Sponsors Resolution to Schedule a Public Forum (LIPA) and National Grid’s Settlement Offer

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 On Wednesday July 15, 2020 at 9 a.m., at the Soundview Boat Ramp, (across from the Northport Power Plant), on Eaton’s Neck Road in Northport, Councilman Cook held a press conference regarding a resolution he will be sponsoring at the July 21, 2020 Town Board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m..  “This resolution will schedule a […]

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Huntington Town Attorney Releases Details on LIPA’s Proposed Settlement Framework

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Huntington Town Attorney Nicholas Ciappetta today released details regarding the proposed settlement framework for the tax certiorari case on the Northport Power Plant.
 
The latest proposal comes as a court decision on the valuation of the Northport Power Plant appears imminent.
“The proposal represents the latest offer presented to the Town to date. Under the proposed settlement, […]

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Suffolk Health Department Issues Advisory against Bathing at 64 County Beaches

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Due to heavy rainfall, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 64 beaches. The advisory is based on the knowledge that bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards will affect these beaches.
The beaches covered by the advisory are located in areas that are heavily influenced by […]

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