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Aug 4, 2015 5:01 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: Emma Rose Elliston Beach In North Sea Reopened To Bathing

Aug 10, 2015 4:21 PM

UPDATE: Monday, August 10, 3:35 p.m.

The ban on swimming at Emma Rose Elliston Beach in North Sea has been lifted and the beach reopened, the Suffolk County Department of Health announced Monday.

As of 3:25 p.m., the beach was reopened because recent water samples taken from there have met New York State standards on bacteria levels.

The beach has been closed last Tuesday, August 4, because the water there was contaminated with high levels of bacteria.

Original Story

Emma Rose Elliston Beach in North Sea was closed to bathing Tuesday afternoon due to bacteria levels that exceed New York State standards.

In a press release from the Suffolk County Department of Health, Commissioner of Health Dr. James Tomarken said that "bathing in water contaminated with bacteria can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat."

For more information on regulated beaches in the county, call the Bathing Beach hotline at (631) 852-5822, or contact the Department's Office of Ecology at 852-5760.

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By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Aug 4, 15 5:57 PM
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Your comment is pointless and mean spirited, bug fresh. Should white America be the only group allowed to get hot and go swimming in the summer?
By S'hamptonNative (84), Southampton on Aug 4, 15 6:08 PM
Well, I have to say that he does live on the pond and has a good vantage point to observe what goes on.

If they are doing it, it can't be legal...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 4, 15 9:32 PM
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I can't wait until both of you find a new hobby... You're a dying breed, you racist types. Do you realize how many people would have to bathe in there to get to those levels? Do the math.. I know both of you have the time.. Don't make me do it.. I'm working hard to keep your computers connected to the interwebz....!
By The Royal 'We' (199), Southampton on Aug 5, 15 1:08 AM
@ "RoyalWe":

If you are blatantly calling me a racist, perhaps you need a new hobby which does not involve indignance, flashing signs in your avatar, or seeing it everywhere you look.

Bottom line is culture and socially acceptable behavior, a.k.a "societal convention". It's not OK to use a lake for bathing or laundry in this country. It is socially acceptable in many other parts of the world to do so. If it is happening, bigfresh would one of the first people to notice. His ...more
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 5, 15 7:04 AM
"flashing signs"? That's Dave Chappelle impersonating Prince, dork.
By Pacman (273), East Quogue on Aug 11, 15 10:51 AM
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By llimretaw (118), watermill on Aug 5, 15 2:50 AM
Golly , I'll rephrase my response so as not to offend anyone's sensibilities. For the past few summers there have been many 25-30 people enjoying Big Fresh Pond at Elliston Park daily. Some of these beachgoers use the lake as a bathtub, complete with soap and shampoo. Some of the beach goers do their laundry in the previously pristine pond, hanging their unmentionables out to dry in the trees next to the beach. This is a relatively new activity, coinciding with the declining water quality.( THERE ...more
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Aug 5, 15 5:34 PM
It's not until you leave Long Island that you realize how bad it truly is.
By TheGoodLife (43), Westhampton Beach on Aug 11, 15 10:54 AM