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Westerly Sun

Mosquitoes at Wyassup Lake, Bell Cedar Swamp test positive for West Nile Virus

NORTH STONINGTON — Mosquitoes from two separate testing pools in North Stonington have tested positive for carrying West Nile Virus. In separate press releases this week, officials with the Ledge Light Health District said that mosquitoes trapped at Wyassup Lake and Bell Cedar Swamp in North Stonington on Aug. 31 each tested positive. According to data from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, the positive tests included one mosquito at each location.
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Block Island Times

QPR Suicide Prevention Training at IFL

“48,000 deaths annually are attributed to suicide,” Danielle Steward, employee at Washington County’s Health Equity Zone, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, stated. The QPR suicide prevention training on was held on Monday, September 13, at Island Free Library, on Block Island. QPR is a free, 75-minute, evidence-based suicide prevention training that is open to anyone on the island. According to Steward, QPR is only one part of the seven elements of the Zero Suicide Initiative, which is a foundation for health and behavioral health care systems. QPR stands for question, persuade, and refer.

Preston selectmen approve final Norwich Hospital cleanup plan

Preston — The Board of Selectmen on Thursday approved the new agreement with state agencies that will allow the cleanup to resume at the former Norwich Hospital property to prepare to turn the property over to Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment for proposed major development. The agreement among the town, Mohegan...
East Hampton Star

An East Hampton Emergency Annex by 2023?

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital remains convinced that a 4.5-acre parcel on Pantigo Place in East Hampton is the most appropriate site for its proposed emergency room annex, and it hopes to break ground on the project by the end of the year, according to Robert Chaloner, the hospital's chief administrative officer.
Eyewitness News

Mosquitoes in North Stonington test positive for West Nile virus

NORTH STONINGTON, CT (WFSB) - Mosquitoes in North Stonington tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to local health officials. The Ledge Light Health District announced on Tuesday that mosquitoes collected in town on Aug. 31 had the virus. However, it said the mosquito primarily feeds on amphibians and...

I Bought My First Fixer-Upper in the Peak of COVID and It Almost Bankrupted Me (Twice)

When McKenzie Milhousen toured her small 1970s saltbox home in East Hampton, New York, back in March 2020, she saw the potential. Specifically, she envisioned a Cotswolds–meets–California meets–Long Island surf shack; a place she could escape to in the off-season and rent out during the peak summer months. But what she didn’t see after scoring the property for $650,000 was all the chaos that would take her from point A to point B. “Even though I did hours of research and felt so prepared going into this remodel, I was so naive,” says the 28-year-old Canadian and longtime Manhattan-based renter.
The Day

Norwich Youth & Family Services to offer free screening of documentary

Norwich Youth & Family Services is on a mission to start a conversation, and raise awareness around anxiety, mental health, and suicide prevention. Since the start of the pandemic, anxiety and suicidal thoughts are on the rise nationwide. Unfortunately, there continues to be fear and stigma surrounding these feelings, preventing people from seeking support.

Boys Golf Returns To Its Pre-Pandemic Look

The boys golf landscape in Suffolk County, and the East End for that matter, is returning to its pre-pandemic roots, where all teams on the South Fork will return to their respective clubs. When high school golf picked back up in a condensed early spring season, many local clubs were...
Health News Hub

Looking For A COVID Test? You Have 13 New Options in Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Health announced it will open 13 new COVID-19 testing sites by the end of this week. The sites will dot the state, including a large drive-through test location open four days a week at Dodd Stadium in Norwich. The goal, according to state officials, is to...
Block Island Times

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Sunday, September 19th. This will be the third such walk on Block Island. Our first walk in 2019 was a major success raising $56,944. We were proud of the fact that this was more than Westerly raised in its first walk in 2018.

COVID Cases Spike at Conn College, But Without Hospitalizations

NEW LONDON — Connecticut College reported that 169 of its students tested positive for COVID-19 last week, after several gatherings in crowded spaces that led to a “chain reaction” of viral spread, according to epidemiologists from the Department of Public Health. The number represents the highest cases reported in a...
The Day

Don't forget 'privacy' of the unborn child

In the Sept. 12 Perspective section of The Day newspaper there was a guest commentary by Dr. David B. Bingham in which he admits his support for the destruction of unborn babies by volunteering as a director for Norwich Planned Parenthood, "Texas turns to Taliban model with its vigilante abortion ban," (Sept. 10). As a medical doctor, doesn't taking the Hippocratic Oath preclude him from the destruction of human life?
East Hampton Star

Keeping Account 09.16.21

Dr. Gerry Curatola of the Rejuvenation Health wellness center in East Hampton is offering a new noninvasive facial remodeling treatment with a device called Evoke, which uses thermal radio frequency to tighten and slim the tissues of the lower face and neck. “By directly addressing the jowls and chin, Evoke...