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Toxic Chemicals New York

NY sets new standards for drinking water contaminants

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Thursday a first-in-the-nation drinking water standard for emerging contaminant 1,4-Dioxane, setting the maximum contaminant level of 1 part per billion for 1,4-Dioxane. The Governor also announced maximum contaminant levels for emerging contaminants PFOA and PFOS in New York’s drinking water, which are among the lowest in the U.S. for PFOA…


Woman found dead in Manorville

Suffolk Police say a jogger found a dead woman in the woods in Manorville on Thursday.  Authorities say a home health aid, who was visiting a resident at Villas at North Pine Hills, was jogging when he discovered a female body on the ground in a wooded area just east of Winding Path on July…

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American Museum of Natural History plans for reopening

NEW YORK (AP) — Visitors to the American Museum of Natural History would need to make advance online reservations for specific times under a plan for a September reopening pending city and state approval. The museum said Thursday that if it got the necessary approvals, it would open to the public on Sept. 9, and…

Virus Outbreak Memorial Day

Nassau County Exec discusses recent shark sightings at ocean beaches

Shark sightings at several Nassau County beaches have some residents and officials concerned.  On Wednesday, Nassau County Executive, Laura Curran announced that she had authorized Nassau County Police to conduct enhanced helicopter patrols all along Nassau County coastline to keep an eye out for “anything potentially lurking”.  Curran also added that the county would be…


Woman dies after being found in Yaphank lake

Suffolk Police say the Home Squad are investigating the death of a woman who was found in a Yaphank lake on Wednesday night.  On July 29,2020 at 8:40pm, two people on shore found the body of 39 year old Delores Evans in Upper Lake on Mill Road.  Evans, who has no known address, was transported…

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Huntington spray park to open with reservations

The Town of Huntington is opening the Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo Memorial Spray Park, located at Elwood Park, Cuba Hill Road, Huntington for limited days and hours starting Saturday, August 1 to residents.  Reservations and masks are required for entry.  Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci. “The spray park will be open, as usual, to Town of Huntington residents…


Two men rescue St. James woman from fiery Hauppauge crash

Authorities say a 45 year old St. James woman was arrested Wednesday night after driving drunk and crashing into a utility pole in Hauppauge.  Cops say her vehicle caught on fire after crashing and two men rescued her from the burning vehicle. The accident happened just after 10pm on July 29th at the intersection of…

New York Hot Weather

Drought Watch issued for LI

New York State officials on Tuesday announced that Long Island was under a Drought Watch.  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued the watch after consulting with experts from the State Drought Management Task Force. State officials say that citizens are strongly encouraged to voluntarily conserve water Conservation tips for homeowners to reduce outdoor…


Sharks spotted at LI Beaches

Some Long Island beach-goers were evacuated from the water on Tuesday after multiple shark sightings were reported in Nassau County.  Town of Hempstead lifeguards said they saw a shark near Atlantic Beach on Tuesday.  Newsday says at Jones Beach, a shark sighting was reported at field 6.  Nassau County officials say they plan to step…

Virus Outbreak Chainsmokers Concert

Governor says East End concert broke Covid-19 rules

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor says he is “appalled” by videos showing crowds standing close together at a Hamptons concert featuring electronic music duo The Chainsmokers over the weekend. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state Department of Health will conduct an investigation into “egregious social distancing violations.” The Saturday night concert was billed…