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12/20/17 10:00am
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO

It’s not the outright ban on plastic bags that some officials had sought in the past, but come Jan. 1, a bill that Suffolk County passed in 2016 will take effect — and you’ll pay a nickel for every non-reusable paper or plastic shopping bag provided by a store. Shoppers can avoid the fee by bringing their own reusable bags. (more…)

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10/19/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTOS Fred Thiele and Kate Browning.

COURTESY PHOTOS Fred Thiele and Kate Browning.

Longtime state Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor), who represents the Island,  has decided against a bid to challenge incumbent 1st District Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin of Shirley in 2018. (more…)

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09/11/17 4:30pm
 COURTESY PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin.

COURTESY PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin.

To date, four people are officially in the running to become the Democratic candidate for Congress in the fall 2018 elections, according to the Federal Elections Commission. (more…)

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07/18/17 10:00am
LESHOWARD / FLICKR.COM The Southold Town Board is considering importing bobwhite quail into several town preserves.

LESHOWARD / FLICKR.COM The Southold Town Board is considering importing bobwhite quail into several town preserves.

With Shelter Island involved in a nearly decade-long effort to find ways to control the tick population here, neighboring Southold Town is beginning a new experiment help solve the problem.

On July 5, the Southold Town Board discussed details of a pilot program to import bobwhite quail into several town preserves, hoping the birds will eat the ticks that lead to Lyme disease and other serious ailments. (more…)