Northwell Moves Against Unvaccinated Workers; Protests Continue

On the eve of enforcement of a Covid-19 vaccination mandate for healthcare workers, a group of people who oppose it protested at the Northport home of  CEO Michael Dowling Sunday night. All healthcare employees in New York State must have received at least one Covid-19 Read More …

Huntington Resident Has Suffolk’s First West Nile Case This Season

A Huntington resident developed Suffolk County’s first case of West Nile  this season but has since recovered, the county Department of Health Services said. Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Services Dr. Gregson Pigott identified the individual as over the age of 50. The individual, who Read More …

Huntington Hospital Receives Awards for Stroke, Heart Care

Huntington Hospital has received two awards from the American Heart Association for its care of stroke and heart attack patients.  The AHA recognized the hospital with the Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award and the Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Achievement Award for implementing Read More …

Shellfishing Limited Over Labor Day

The state Department of Environmental Conservation will close three North Shore areas to shellfishing on the North Shore over the Labor Day weekend. They are: 445 acres in a section of Oyster Bay Harbor, town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County; 50 acres in the area known as Read More …

Bacteria Threat Closes Beaches Again

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 63 beaches due to heavy rainfall and the potential for high levels of residual bacteria from runoff. Numerous Huntington beaches are affected. The beaches are in areas heavily influenced by stormwater Read More …

Town Notes: Anti-Bias Concert; Rental Assistance Office Opens

 The Town of Huntington has opened its Emergency Rental Assistance Program Center in Greenlawn. Huntington was awarded $5.9 million from the U.S. Department of the Treasury under the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program, managed by the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. The Read More …

Huntington Hospital Limits Visitation Because of Covid-19 Spread

Huntington Hospital is limiting visitation because of the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases. Dr. Michael B. Grosso, hospital medical director, said that the increasing spread of the virus means the hospital is seeing more Covid-19 patients admitted, either because they are primarily ill Read More …

Huntington Hospital Gets $500,000 Donation

The DezyStrong Foundation has pledged  $500,000 toward cancer  treatment at Huntington Hospital. Founded by the late Matthew “Dezy” DiStefano, the organization says it provides “opportunities for individuals with cancer to have access to experiences that directly affect a positive mental well-being.” The $500,000 gift pledged Read More …

Suffolk Committee to Work on Drug Settlement Priorities

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the formation of a  committee Thursday that will set priorities for the funds resulting from a lawsuit settlement with opioid manufacturers and pharmacies. County Legislator Tom Donnelly, D-Huntington Station, was named to the committee, along with: Dr. Gregson Pigott, Read More …

2 Spray Park Workers Test Positive for Covid-19

Two Town of Huntington workers at the spray park in Elwood tested positve for Covid-19, the town said Tuesday. They last worked at the Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo Memorial Spray Park in Elwood Park on Saturday. They tested positive Tuesday. all unvaccinated employees who worked the Read More …

Bacteria Warnings Again at Beaches in Huntington

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services issued an advisory Monday against bathing at 63 beaches. The beaches covered by the advisory are in areas heavily influenced by stormwater runoff from the surrounding watersheds or adjacent tributaries and, because of their location in enclosed embayments, Read More …

Beach in Centerport Closed by Bacteria Levels

Huntington Beach Community Association Beach in Centerport is one of three beaches in Suffolk closed Friday because of the high levels of bacteria. Also closed were Islip’s Lake Ronkonkoma Beach, and Bayport Beach in Bayport. According to Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gregson Pigott, Read More …