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Twenty-two Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus Residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 04, 2017

Contact: Grace Kelly-McGovern
631-854-0095 or 631-219-9592

Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken announced today that 22 new mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected  on July 26, 2017, from Lindenhurst (2), Copaigue(1), West Babylon (2), Huntington (2) Greenlawn (1), Huntington Station (2), Nesconset (1), Commack (1), Smithtown (1), Bay Shore(1), Oakdale(1), Stony Brook (1), Port Jeff Station (1),  Selden (1), Holtsville (1), Ridge (1),and East Hampton(1).

One of the samples was Culex salinarius, collected on July 26th, in Farmingville.

To date, the county has confirmed 44 cases of West Nile virus in mosquitoes.

There are three positive birds to date, in Nesconset, Hauppauge and Stony Brook.

West Nile virus, first detected in birds and mosquito samples in Suffolk County in 1999 and again each year thereafter, is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. No humans or horses have tested positive for West Nile virus in Suffolk this year.

 “The confirmation of West Nile virus in mosquito samples or birds indicates the presence of West Nile virus in the area,” said Dr. Tomarken. “While there is no cause for alarm, we advise residents to cooperate with us in our efforts to reduce the exposure to the virus, which can be debilitating to humans.”

 According to Dr. Tomarken, most people infected with West Nile virus will experience mild or no symptoms, but some can develop severe symptoms including high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis. The symptoms may last several weeks, and neurological effects may be permanent. Individuals, especially those 50 years of age or older, or those with compromised immune systems, who are most at risk, are urged to take precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.  

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Mosquito Spray Notice for Fire Island

August 1, 2017 

CONTACT: Grace Kelly-McGovern

631-854-0095 or 631-219-9592

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.

The following treatments are for Vector Control:

As previously reported:

Time and date of the application: August 1, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Approximate location(s): Davis Park and Point O’Woods on Fire Island

Sites to be treated:  – All streets in the Communities.

Method of Treatment: Ground spraying - Ultra Low Volume Aerosol

Name of Pesticide: Anvil (sumithrin)

New information:

Time and date of the application: August 2, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Approximate location(s): Ocean Bay Park, Ocean Beach and Seaview on Fire Island

Sites to be treated:  – All streets in the Communities.

Method of Treatment: Ground spraying - Ultra Low Volume Aerosol

Name of Pesticide: Anvil (sumithrin)

 

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Ground Treatment for Adult Mosquitoes

   

July 25th, 2017

CONTACT: Grace Kelly-McGovern

631-854-0095 

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.

 The following treatments are for Vector Control:

Time and date of the application: July 25, 2017, 6:00 p.m.  – 10:00 p.m.

Approximate location(s): Davis Park and Point O’Woods on Fire Island

Sites to be treated:  – All streets in the Communities.

Method of Treatment: Ground spraying - Ultra Low Volume Aerosol

Name of Pesticide: Anvil (sumithrin)

Time and date of the application: July 26, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Approximate location(s): Ocean Bay Park, Ocean Beach and Seaview on Fire Island

Sites to be treated:  – All streets in the Communities.

Method of Treatment: Ground spraying - Ultra Low Volume Aerosol

Name of Pesticide: Anvil (sumithrin) 

For current and future notices and/or further information:

  • Suffolk County Division of Vector Control   631-852-4270
  • Spraying Information Hotline 631-852-4939
  • If you are not sure that your land line phone is included in the CodeRED system or to receive notifications via cell phone, text messaging or e-mail, contact:
  • https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/en-US/80C3DDC166D

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Suffolk County to Conduct Mosquito Spraying

The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat parts of the following marshes by helicopter to control mosquito larvae.  Should weather conditions prevent completion of the work, it will be continued on the next suitable day.

Time and date of the application: July 25-27, 2017, 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Method of application:  Low altitude, granular application

Name of Pesticide: VectoPrime FG EPA #73049-501 (Bti – Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis and Methoprene)

Approximate location(s):

Marshes that will be treated are marked “Yes.”

Town of Babylon

Treat?

Town of Brookhaven (cont.)

Treat?

Sore Thumb

Yes

Fireplace Neck

Yes

Oak Beach

Yes

Wertheim NWR

 

Oak Beach North

 

Manor of St. George

 

West Gilgo

Yes

Smith Point North

Yes

Gilgo

Yes

Johns Neck Creek

Yes

Cedar Beach

Yes

Mastic Beach

Yes

Cedar Beach Golf Course

Yes

Pattersquash Island

Yes

Oak Island

 

Town of Southampton

 

Ox/Helicopter Island

 

Stokes Poges

 

Gilgo Island

 

Jagger Lane

 

Town of Islip

 

Apacuck Point

Yes

Robert Moses CG Station

Yes

Moneybogue Bay

 

Clam Pond

 

Westhampton Dunes

Yes

Captree

Yes

Dune Rd (Overton)

Yes

Gardiner Park

Yes

Meadow Lane

 

Admiralty/Isbrandtsen

 

North Haven

 

Scully

 

Iron Point

 

Seatuck NWR

Yes

North Sea

 

Islip Preserve

 

Town of East Hampton

 

Quintuck Creek

 

Napeague

Yes

Heckscher State Park

 

Beach Hampton

 

Timber Point

 

Accabonac Harbor

 

Idle Hour

 

Town of Riverhead

 

Pepperidge Hall

 

Indian Island

 

Ludlows Creek

Yes

Overlook - Aquebogue

 

West Oak Recreation

Yes

Crescent Duck Farm

Yes

West Sayville GC

Yes

Aquebogue Farm

 

Namkee Creek

 

Millar Farm

 

Town of Brookhaven

 

Union Ave

 

Sayville YC

 

Pier Avenue

 

Stillman Creek

 

Town of Southold

 

Pine Neck Ave. (Swan River)

Yes

New Suffolk

 

Roe Ave. (Mud Creek)

Yes

Great Hog Neck

 

Abets Creek

 

Kerwin Blvd.

 

Hedges Creek

 

Pipes Neck Creek

 

Lyman Marsh

 

Pipes Cove

 

Bellport Bay

 

Town of Smithtown

 

Beaverdam Creek

 

Sunken Meadow

 

 

The products used by Vector Control are registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and are applied in accordance with the required state and federal permits.

No precautions are recommended to prepare for this spraying, as the helicopter will be flying at a very low level over marsh areas and taking other precautions to control drift into inhabited areas. Human exposure from this operation is unlikely and the products involved have no significant human toxicity.   

For current and future notices and/or further information:

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FRONTIER AIRLINES ADDS 10 NEW DESTINATIONS AT LONG ISLAND MACARTHUR AIRPORT

Ronkonkoma, NY, July 18, 2017 – Less than two months after Frontier Airlines announced inaugural service to MacArthur Airport with one daily nonstop to Orlando, local government and business leaders will gather again to celebrate Frontier Airlines, ISP’s 4th airline.      

Frontier Airlines’ Senior Director, Scott Fisher, joined Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, MacArthur Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken, members of the Islip Town Board and elected representatives, to announce service to 10 new cities from Long Island MacArthur Airport.   

Frontier will begin booking all 10 destinations immediately with introductory fares, launching five of the cities this fall, and five more next spring.     

 Frontier will begin flying nonstop to these five cities from ISP October 5, 2017:

  • ·         Miami (MIA) once daily, increasing to twice daily October 10
  • ·         Tampa  (TPA) once daily
  • ·         West Palm Beach (PBI) once daily
  • ·         New Orleans (MSY) Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
  • ·         Fort Myers (RSW) once daily

Starting spring 2018 (details to come), Frontier will begin nonstop service to:

  • ·         Atlanta (ATL)
  • ·         Charlotte (CLT)
  • ·         Chicago (ORD)
  • ·         Detroit (DTW)
  • ·         Minneapolis / St. Paul (MSP)

“This service is exactly what our community has been asking for,” said Angie Carpenter, Islip Town Supervisor. “It’s an amazing win for the people of Long Island. This announcement for the autumn slate of flights equates to roughly $4 million in revenue for MacArthur Airport. We are thrilled with this list of cities. I always knew we had a great story to tell about MacArthur Airport,” she added.

Earlier this year, MacArthur Airport launched a marketing campaign and professionalized its business model. As part of that effort, the airport reached out to airlines with information on the ISP marketplace.

 

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