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 …

Suffolk County Health Recommends Mask Use in Schools

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services said Tuesday that it recommends that school districts maintain the same mask and physical distancing requirements that were previously in place. It is not setting vaccinations requirements but said school districts could determine what to do. The department Read More …

Suffolk County Issues Advisory for Numerous Beaches

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services  issued an advisory Friday against bathing at 64 beaches because of high bacteria counts resulting from heavy rain. The advisory includes several Huntington beaches. All the affected beaches are in areas heavily influenced by stormwater runoff from the Read More …

Beaches Closed Because of Bacteria in Water

 The Suffolk County Department of Health has advised against bathing at several beaches because of bacteria stirred up by recent rainfall. In addition, the following local beaches remain closed for the same reason. Lloyd Harbor Estate Beach Lloyd Harbor Remains Closed Since 8/24/19 Huntington Beach Read More …

Health Department Advises Against Using Centerport Yacht Club Beach

Centerport Yacht Club beach was one of 22 in Suffolk County beaches flagged Friday because of concerns about bacterial levels. Because of Thursday’s heavy rainfall, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services issued the advisory because of the potential that the presence of bacteria at Read More …

Library to Host Stop-Smoking Classes

Are you looking to quit smoking but need some help? Consider signing up for classes sponsored by the Suffolk County Department of Health. The East Northport Public Library will host the free seven-week class on Thursdays starting Sept. 12, from 6-7 p.m. Dates are September Read More …

2 Beaches Closed in Huntington Because of Bacteria

Centerport Yacht Club Beach and Valley Grove Beach, both in the Town of Huntington, are closed to bathing because bacteria in excess of acceptable criteria was found.   Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. James Tomarken, bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illness, Read More …

West Nile Virus Shows Up in East Northport Mosquito Sample

Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken announced Friday that four mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected on July 2 and July 3 from East Northport, Blydenburgh County Park in Smithtown, Belmont Lake State Park in North Babylon, and Read More …

2 Northport Beaches Closed Because of Bacteria

Two beaches in Northport remain closed to bathing because of the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria. The following beaches, which closed on the weekend, remain closed: Asharoken Beach in Northport and Steers Beach in Northport. According to Suffolk County Commissioner Read More …

County Advises Against Bathing at Huntington Beaches

Suffolk County Department of Health warned residents Monday to avoid bathing at multiple beaches, including several in Huntington. Rainfall has stirred up bacteria in the water, the county said. The Huntington beaches are: H1 Eagle Dock Community Beach Huntington Advisory Rainfall related H2 Cold Spring Read More …