Southampton Hospital Hopes To Open New Facility

Ronny Reyes | WSHU Public Radio
Although no patients would be admitted for treatment, the facility would provide an emergency room, along with radiology services and a blood draw station for South Fork residents.

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Mosquitoes in a petri dish

Travel Precautions To Thwart Zika Spread

Kelly Saberi
Long Islanders who have traveled to regions affected by the Zika outbreak are being urged to take precautions when they return so the disease is not transmitted locally.

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An eastern small-footed bat. The species is tiny -- its weighs about the same as a nickel -- and can be found in Canada and the United States.

Long Island Town Using Bats To Fight Mosquitoes

Kelly Saberi
Fears of Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses have led a Long Island town to experiment with the use of bats as a natural alternative to pesticides to pesticides to kill mosquitoes this summer.

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Patchogue Prepares For Plastic Bag Ban

JD Allen
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.

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