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Wells in Manorville area near former Grumman site to be tested for contamination

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The testing plan came out of a meeting yesterday morning at the water authority’s office in Oakdale. It's the first step to securing funding needed to bring public water to the area.

Back to the drawing board for town’s EPCAL subdivision

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Riverhead Town must have additional maps prepared for the DEC before the state agency will agree to review the town's application. The new maps must provide detailed information about sensitive environmental areas on the 2,324 acres being subdivided to complete a $40 million sale.
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Suffolk health official reports first two human cases of West Nile this year

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Most cases of West Nile produce mild symptoms and many probably go unreported, Dr. James Tomarken said.
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Aerial larvicide applications continue in Suffolk, including locations in Riverhead

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Suffolk County vector control continues aerial larvicide applications to control mosquitoes in salt marshes across the county today and tomorrow, including locations in Southold and Riverhead towns.

Health officials: Cyanobacteria found in Calverton pond and Peconic River

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Health officials are warning residents to stay out of local waters where blue-green algae has been found. Sampling performed by Stony Brook University scientists has...
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County plans aerial larvicide application this week in Aquebogue and New Suffolk

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The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat various salt marshes by helicopter to control mosquito larvae on July 6 and 7, between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Health officials: ‘precautionary advisory’ for recreation in Peconic River tidal waters in effect until further notice

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A “precautionary advisory” will remain in effect in the tidal portion of the Peconic River until further notice, Suffolk County health officials announced yesterday...
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Peconic River contaminated in downtown Riverhead by sewage discharge, county officials issue advisory

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Residents should avoid contact with the Peconic River in downtown Riverhead due to a potentially unsafe discharge of sewage wastewater, according to county health officials.
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Suffolk health department reports just one case of West Nile virus in 2014

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There was one confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Suffolk County this year, Suffolk health commissioner announced Dec. 12: a senior in the Town of Islip was hospitalized in late August and has since recovered.

New Ebola screening protocols, including mandatory quarantines, in NY; two returning travelers in Suffolk being monitored

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As state steps up monitoring of West Africa travelers, and announces mandatory quarantine of people who've had direct contact with Ebola victims, East Moriches school district alerts parents that relatives of an employee are among those being monitored, but employee "currently poses no risk."
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