Suffolk County

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The Suffolk County Department of Health has banned swimming at Lake Ronkonkoma Beach for the second time this July because of high levels of bacteria found in the water.

How Does Nitrogen Endanger Water Quality?

Jul 15, 2016
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Politicians and environmentalists have long attributed Long Island’s degrading water quality to excessive nitrogen in the groundwater. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has called nitrogen Long Island’s "public enemy number 1," but what makes it so dangerous?

Suffolk Officials Warn Of Dangers In Pokémon Go Game

Jul 13, 2016
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Suffolk County Officials are warning parents to keep an eye on their children as they play Pokémon Go, and are offering tips for keeping them safe.

Nassau Police To Change Use Of Force Policies

Jul 5, 2016
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Nassau Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter says the police department is changing its use of force policies to mirror a national movement in policing to increase transparency and build trust.

Patchogue Prepares For Plastic Bag Ban

Jul 5, 2016
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The village of Patchogue on Long Island will give reusable bags to its residents as it prepares to ban single-use plastic bags and non-recyclable paper bags in September.