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Water advisory issued for Rushville public water supply

Water advisory issued for Rushville public water supply
Citizens who use the public water supply in the Village of Rushville are being asked to use alternate water sources for drinking, cooking, making ice, making infant formula and preparing food. This comes after levels of blue-green algae above the health advisory level were detected in drinking water. The alert also pertains to citizens in the Middlesex Water District. The... more

Upstate NY hospitals would suffer from federal funding cuts, Schumer says

Upstate NY hospitals would suffer from federal funding cuts, Schumer says
Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing for a federal prescription pricing program to be maintained for rural hospitals after plans were announced that would cut funding. The cuts are being proposed for the 340B Drug Pricing Program, which assists hospitals in prescribing prescription medication for low-income patients at reduced costs. When the hospitals prescribe the medications, they can file the transaction... more

New leadership at Sodus nursing home, management continues dodging questions amid state investigations

New leadership at Sodus nursing home, management continues dodging questions amid state investigations
First they were sanitary concerns, which led to outright safety concerns. Then, horrifying video was released purporting to show a medical situation brought on by staff failing to take care of residents at a nursing home in Sodus. The conditions were deplorable. However, after investigative reporter Jennifer Lewke, with News10NBC – located the CEO of Personal Healthcare LLC., the company... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Local group aims to prevent suicide, create conversation around mental health

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Local group aims to prevent suicide, create conversation around mental health
It’s time for talk. Combined with some local action. That’s the clear message from the Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition, as well as other groups – leading the charge locally to help end suicide, and eliminate stigma around mental health disorders. “It’s really crucial with the increased focus on education and awareness that we continue working in the community to... more

Water Sample Collection notice Sept.

Water Sample Collection notice Sept.
The Seneca County Health Department will offer free Bacteria Water Sample Collections and testing for drinking water systems affected by the August flash flood. Environmental Health Staff from the Seneca County Health Department will collect water samples to test for the presence of bacteria in homeowners drinking water impacted by the recent flood event. Water samples will be collected by... more

Water sampling to take place for residents impacted by August flooding

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The Seneca County Health Department will be offering free bacteria water sample collections and testing for drinking water systems impacted by flash flooding in August. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, and Wednesday, Oct. 3 homeowners will have the opportunity via appointment to get their systems tested in Lodi, Interlaken, Ovid, and Covert – where more than 9-inches of reported rainfall resulted... more

Foul conditions, heartbreaking stories emerge from Sodus nursing home

Foul conditions, heartbreaking stories emerge from Sodus nursing home
Foul. Objectively looking at the reports and footage that have come from Sodus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center can only draw one conclusion: That the system has failed these people. News10NBC has been exposing problems inside Sodus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for nearly a year, but a recently obtained video shows the condition of a leg wound left mostly untreated for... more

Cayuga County Health Department team recognized for work on harmful algal blooms

Cayuga County Health Department team recognized for work on harmful algal blooms
Cayuga County’s 2017 Harmful Algal Bloom Response Team was recognized by the state last week for its “remarkable and commendable” work combating the blooms that have come to plague waterbodies throughout the county and state. The state Department of Health announced Aug. 31 that the county’s Harmful Algal Bloom Response Team, organized under the county Health Department, was added to... more

Cayuga County Health Department continues outreach for harmful algae season

Cayuga County Health Department continues outreach for harmful algae season
While harmful algal bloom season may have just begun, with blooms detected across the Finger Lakes, the Cayuga County Health Department has been doing its best to educate the public on the issue since when there was ice, not algae, on the lakes. As harmful algal blooms (HABs) have become a pernicious problem in recent years, the health department has... more

Public Health: Be sure to safely remove mold from living spaces after floods

Public Health: Be sure to safely remove mold from living spaces after floods
If your home experienced moisture or water damage during the recent flooding, it may be at risk for mold growth. Use the following information from Schuyler County Public Health to make sure you are safely removing mold from your home. Water damage can promote mold growth and the decay of building materials. Molds are microscopic fungi that break down plant... more

Seneca Co. Coalition releases statement, checklist for residents cleaning up from flood

Seneca Co. Coalition releases statement, checklist for residents cleaning up from flood
The Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition released the following statement after the devastating flooding, which took place last week in parts of Lodi, Interlaken, and Covert. The Coalition also released a series of resources, which are available below the statement. “We commend the hard-working local, state, and federal responders who continue to help Seneca County after last week’s devastating flood.... more
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