Rabid Raccoon Count Up to Three in Nassau County
On Aug. 6, a pet dog killed a raccoon in Brookville. The raccoon was collected by a wildlife trapper, taken to a local animal hospital and shipped to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) laboratory for testing. The raccoon tested positive for raccoon rabies. On Aug. 24, the NYSDOH confirmed that two additional raccoons captured in Nassau County tested positive for rabies, bringing the total to three rabid raccoons. Based on these results, the county and state health departments will expand their efforts to control terrestrial rabies on Long Island.
Vital Steps to Preserve Health Care Corporation's Mission
The board of directors of the Nassau Health Care Corporation, at a meeting held last week, took important steps to ensure the institution's viability and future growth and development. Following approval of these actions, Board Chairman Lawrence Gottlieb stated that each of the steps taken will play a major role in achieving financial stability, improved operational performance and growth of programs and services at the Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC), the A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility and the corporation's seven Community Health Centers.
CP, Old Westbury Residents Earn Belt Promotions
Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park recently received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams. Among those who earned belt promotions were Carle Place residents Leanne Iannucci to orange belt and David Mammina to purple belt; and Old Westbury residents Harley Berman to purple belt and Aaron Kopelman to orange belt.
L.I.A.B.C. Serves Up Another Successful Tennis Tournament
Despite the threat of rain, the Long Islanders Against Breast Cancer (L.I.A.B.C.) Annual Women's Tennis Tournament on July 27 at the Old Westbury Golf and Country Club was the most successful to date, raising more than $17,000 for breast cancer research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
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