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Suffolk County health officials say mosquitoes have tested positive for both Eastern equine encephalitis and the West Nile viruses.

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Connecticut is the latest state to raise the age for the purchase of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. The new law goes into effect Tuesday.

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Advocates for clean drinking water say proposed new limits by the state Health Department for PFOA and other chemicals in the water supply linked to cancer and other serious illnesses are too high, and will lead to serious health problems.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled to Hartford, Connecticut, on Wednesday to meet with Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont to announce a joint effort to limit vaping and work toward legalizing the adult recreational use of marijuana.

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A second person in Connecticut has died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis. An Old Lyme resident was diagnosed with EEE and hospitalized last Friday.