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Health News

Vector Control

  • 4 September 2012
  • Number of views: 666
  • Categories: Health

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

Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 67 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

  • 4 September 2012
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  • Categories: Health

James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, said today that due to the heavy rainfall that occurred today (9/4/12) and the additional rainfall anticipated for tomorrow (9/5/12), the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 67 beaches, including beaches located along the northern shoreline of Great South Bay, in Sag Harbor, within and adjacent to various north shore embayments (Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington Harbor and Bay, Centerport Harbor, Northport Harbor and Bay, Port Jefferson Harbor Complex, and Stony Brook Harbor), and those Long Island Sound beaches that are directly impacted by nearby storm water discharges (list follows).

Board of Review Hearing Scheduled for

  • 4 September 2012
  • Number of views: 688
  • Categories: Health

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ Division of Environmental Quality will hold a Board of Review hearing on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the conference room at

360 Yaphank Ave., Suite 2C, Yaphank, NY 11980.

Stony Brook Yacht Club Beach Closed

  • 4 September 2012
  • Number of views: 701
  • Categories: Health

James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, said today that Stony Brook Yacht Club Beach is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria.  

Vector Control

  • 31 August 2012
  • Number of views: 719
  • Categories: Health
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.
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