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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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Blood Drive and BBQ Halesite Fire Department

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Dear Neighbors,
The Long Island Blood Services has declared an official blood emergency. Although blood is essential every day, donations tend to drop significantly during the summer months as people go on vacation. 
So do your part this summer and attend our bi-annual blood drive on THURSDAY August 22nd from 3:30-8:00pm, hosted by our Ladies Auxiliary. As […]

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Blood Drive at Temple Beth El of Huntington

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Blood Drive*
Tuesday, August 27 @ 2:00-8:00PM

We’re are in the midst of an emergency blood shortage and your donation will help to save lives.
Our community hospitals need your help.
Thank you for caring!
*Gift card to all donors as a thank you!
 
Eligibility Criteria:

Bring yourDONOR CARDor photo ID
Minimum weight 110 lbs.
Ages 16 to 75
16 year oldsmusthave parental permission
Ages 76 […]

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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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August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

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As summer winds down and parents scramble to prepare for the new school year, remember that good vision is key to a child’s physical development, school success, and well-being. As children grow and change from year to year, so do their eyes and vision. For this reason, the Suffolk County this year designated August as […]

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“White Coat Ceremony” Welcomes First class at NYU Long Island School of Medicine

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New Three-Year MD Program Will Offer Full-Tuition Scholarships to Students and
Focus on Training Primary Care Physicians
 
The newly accredited NYU Long Island School of Medicine (NYU LISOM) opened its doors to its first class of students this week, welcoming a new generation of aspiring physicians in an inaugural “White Coat Ceremony”—an emotionally moving rite of passage […]

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SCPD Officers Help Deliver Baby

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Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct Officers helped deliver a baby in Commack this morning.
Officers Walter Fingerle, Kenneth Kaufold, and Douglas Nassifi responded to a 911 call from Thomas Geness of his wife giving birth at 1 Lafayette Ave. Friday, July 19, 2019 at approximately 3:15 a.m. The officers arrived and assisted Christine Geness, the full […]

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Advisory Against Bathing at 57 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

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Beaches that Were Closed Yesterday Remain Closed
 
Due to heavy rainfall, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 57 beaches. The advisory is based on the potential that the presence of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards will impact these areas.
The beaches covered by the advisory are […]

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NFL Alumni’s Long Island Optimal Bowl

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 The Suffolk County Police Athletic League, along with the NYC/LI Chapter NFL Alumni Caring for Kids and a World of Pink Foundation are sponsoring the NFL Alumni’s Long Island Optimal Bowl. During the family fun day event, families will have an opportunity to meet and greet football players and have their photos taken with players […]

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Deputy Town Clerk Stacy Colamussi Shows Huntington Seniors How to Go Green with Worm Fertilizer Demo

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On a sunny Wednesday morning in June, Deputy Town Clerk Stacy Colamussi presented her vermicomposting “worm fertilizer” demonstration to over 60 residents at the Town’s Senior Center.
As an avid gardener, Colamussi has always composted but over the past several years she has started vermicomposting; raising special composting worms that eat all her kitchen scraps, newspapers […]

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