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Southold Town Beach & Bay Hill Property Owners Association Beach Are Closed

  • 20 August 2012
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A beach closure was issued today for Southold Town Beach in Southold and Bay Hill Property Owners Association Beach in Huntington due to elevated bacterial numbers.  West Meadow Beach in Stony Brook and Tanner Park Beach in Copiague are reopened, as results of recent samples collected show the water quality to be within acceptable levels.

Vector Control

  • 20 August 2012
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Weather permitting; the Suffolk County Department of Public Works is planning to treat sections of the following communities as part of their ongoing annual efforts to control adult mosquitoes.

Benjamin Beach Reopened

  • 20 August 2012
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The beach closure issued for Benjamin Beach in Bay Shore has been lifted, as results of recent samples show the water quality to be within acceptable levels.

Twenty-Nine Additional Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

  • 17 August 2012
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Hauppauge, NY – Suffolk County Health Services (SCDHS) Commissioner James L. Tomarken announced that 29 additional mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquito samples, collected on August 16th, were from locations in Holtsville (4), Rocky Point, Farmingville (2), Port Jefferson Station, Mastic Beach, West Babylon (3), Copiague, Lindenhurst, Huntington Station, East Northport, Northport (2), Greenlawn, South Huntington (2), Huntington, Holbrook, Bay Shore (2), Mattituck, Aquebogue, Smithtown and Brookhaven.  To date this year,   175 mosquito samples and twenty-one birds have tested positive for the virus.

West Meadow Beach Closed

  • 17 August 2012
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James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, says today that West Meadow Beach in Stony Brook is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria. 

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