• health districts Sep 14

    Underfunded, Overburdened, Health Departments See No End in Sight

    A lot of the work health departments perform happens behind the scenes and out of the public eye.  According to their directors, most of those public health employees have not had a break since this pandemic started. “It seems like superhero hours, nights and weekends without breaks,” said Jennifer Muggeo, the deputy director for the Ledge Light Health District in...

  • Lyme Sep 4

    Warning Issued After Rabid Bat Found in Lyme

    Health officials have issued a warning after a rabid bat was found in Lyme. The bat was found in the area of Hamburg Road and tested positive for rabies on Friday, according to Ledge Light Health District. Rabies can be spread by scratches from infected animals or when infected saliva comes in contact with open wounds, breaks in the skin,…

  • mosquito season Jul 13

    Ledge Light Health District Offering Mosquito Control Treatment

    The Ledge Light Health District, covering portions of New London County, is offering a free mosquito control treatment for residents. “Starting off by not allowing the mosquito population to increase is the best way to prevent anyone from getting sick in the first place,” said Joseph Blanchard, who helps manage the program. The treatment is offered annually and is available…

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