West Nile Found in Dix Hills, Northport
The Suffolk County Department of Health announced Friday that mosquito samples collected in and on July 2 and 3 tested positive for West Nile Virus. Infected mosquitoes were also found in Farmingville, Nesconset, and Amagansett.
The County said that sample collections will continue throughout the summer and that teams will spray affected areas if large numbers of positive samples are found. No human infections have been reported this year.
Congressman Steve Israel, D-Huntington, Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone, and Suffolk County Legislator Steve Stern announced Friday that they will call on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to combat West Nile and Babesiosis on Long Island at a press conference this coming Monday.
Contest Offers e-Readers for Reading
Suffolk County Public Libraries are offering young readers a chance to win a Sony e-Reader by joining their local summer reading club.
The top two readers entering grades 3-5 and 6-8 from participating libraries will be entered into a raffle to win one of 20 Sony e-Readers. Winning entries will be chosen on September 13, 2012, and a ceremony for the each winner will be held at their local library.
“The contest provides students with not only a fun activity to enjoy during the summer, but a chance to win a prize that will help them with their school work during the upcoming semester as well,” said Suffolk Cooperative Library System Director Kevin Verbesey.
To learn more about e-Readers and entering the contest, drop by your local library and speak to a librarian.
The Town Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on July 19 at 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Agenda attached as a PDF. Huntington Creek Road Corp. is requesting a Special Use Permit & Parking Variance in order to utilize the existing gas station & auto facility on 25 New York Avenue at Creek Road as well as legalize the convenience market & body shop on the same premises.
The returns for it's seventh year next Sunday, July 22 in Heckscher Park. The free event, featuring talented performing artists from half a dozen states, will extend from 12 noon into the late evening.
The Dix Hills Library is hosting a " on Wednesday to answer that age old question of what a stuffed animal might do alone, overnight, at the library. Drop stuffed animals off Tuesday July 17 and/or Aug. 6 from 12-4 p.m. for an overnight visit, then come back for breakfast and a special slideshow starring your animals running amuck in the library on July 18 and/or Aug. 7 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.