Navy to conduct additional testing for PFAS groundwater contamination at former Grumman manufacturing site in Calverton
After finding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at the former Grumman site in Calverton, the Navy will conduct further testing, over the next two years, to determine the extent of PFAS groundwater contamination there.
New York’s tough new drinking water standards may help local residents without access to public water
With standards now in place in New York for "emerging contaminants," the county health department will have to test homeowners' wells for them and homes where wells exceed the new standards will be eligible for special filtration systems.
Suffolk Police homicide squad detectives are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found by a jogger in a wooded area just off Winding Path in Manorville yesterday morning. Police ask anyone with information to call detectives at 631-852-6392.
Water wars: Town pulls trigger on water district extension for Manorville in effort to keep water authority out of Riverhead
After years of request for public water by Manorville residents, the town board last night took the first step to provide the service, after learning the SCWA is now exploring bringing water to the area.
Fearing Grumman water contamination, frustrated Manorville residents without access to public water ask Navy for relief
“Every resident of the Manorville section of Riverhead worries every single time they turn on the tap." Kelly McClinchy of Manorville has organized residents in a campaign to get public water to their remote community.
Officials confirm Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus in Manorville mosquito sample, schedule pesticide application for Saturday night
Suffolk County vector control will spray areas of Manorville and Calverton by truck Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight with the pesticide Anvil to control adult mosquitos in the area, after another mosquito sample taken this month tested positive for EEE.
Investigation continues into MTBE groundwater contamination in Pine Barrens; three wells affected so far
The source and extent of the contamination remains unknown. The state DEC is "aggressively" investigating as health officials continue to test water samples taken from the two dozen wells in the area of Oakwood Drive in Manorville, in the Pine Barrens core preservation area.
Town Hall Notebook
Arrival of NextGen 911 technology in Suffolk will clear up confusion on town borders and hasten response times: police
New technology on the way to public safety dispatch offices in Suffolk County will help clear the confusion about responding to addresses in areas that border two jurisdictions, even when calls are made from cell phones.
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