Three Rabid Raccoons Found in Nassau County
"Long Island has been essential rabies-free for decades and our best chance of remaining rabies-free is an aggressive program to immunize raccoons while continuing intensive surveillance for sick animals," said Dr. David M. Ackman, commissioner of health. "Starting [this week], the New York State Department of Health will begin trapping and vaccinating animals in a two-mile radius around the area where the first rabid raccoon was detected, similar to what New York State is doing in other counties. In early September, we will enlarge the vaccination program by distributing raccoon bait across a large portion of the Town of Oyster Bay. The bait contains a rabies vaccine that will immunize any raccoon that eats it. Our goal is prevent the establishment of terrestrial rabies on Long Island by capturing enough sick raccoons and vaccinating a substantial percentage of healthy raccoons."
Legislature Approves a $50 Million Clean Water and Open Space Referendum
In a bipartisan effort, Nassau County Presiding Officer Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury) and members of the Nassau County Legislature unanimously approved the placement of a referendum on this November's ballot that would authorize the county to issue a $50 million bond for Clean Water, Open Space Protection and Parks.
Jericho Boys Lacrosse
As an indication of how far the lacrosse program has come, kids from Jericho spent the summer playing lacrosse in various leagues throughout Long Island. With the three season program, we now see kids developing into some of the top players in the area.
Syosset Baseball Crowns Major League Division Champ
Syosset Baseball Association recently announced the crowning of the Major League Division champion, God Bless America.