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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…)

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06/07/17 12:00pm
TIM GANNON PHOTO The Suffolk County Republican Committee nominated Phil Boyle (left) for sheriff and Ray Perini for district attorney at Monday night’s nominating convention.

TIM GANNON PHOTO The Suffolk County Republican Committee nominated Phil Boyle (left) for sheriff and Ray Perini for district attorney at Monday night’s nominating convention.

The Suffolk County Republican Committee named Ray Perini as its candidate for district attorney and State Senator Phil Boyle for sheriff at its nominating convention Monday night in Farmingville. (more…)

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05/23/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO East End legislators Bridget Fleming and Al Krupski were renominated by Suffolk Democrats Monday

COURTESY PHOTO East End legislators Bridget Fleming and Al Krupski were renominated by Suffolk Democrats Monday

The Suffolk County Democratic Committee renominated East End county legislators Al Krupski and Bridget Fleming — who represents  Shelter Island — Monday night, but held off on a decision on the high-profile positions of district attorney and sheriff.

Both those countywide offices will be left vacant by retiring incumbents. (more…)

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05/16/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Legislators Al Krupski D_Cutchogue), who represents the North Fork, and Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac) who represents Shelter Island..

COURTESY PHOTO | Legislators Al Krupski D-Cutchogue), who represents the North Fork, and Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac), who represents Shelter Island..

A vote on a bill to let the public vote on reducing the size of the Suffolk County Legislature from 18 members to 13 appears unlikely.

The Legislature’s ways and means committee voted last Thursday to have the proposal “tabled subject to call.”

“You probably won’t see this being considered by the [full] Legislature,” said Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac), chairperson of that committee. Ms. Fleming represents Shelter Island. (more…)

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05/08/17 4:30pm
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO Eastern Long Island Hospital CEO Paul Connor.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO Eastern Long Island Hospital CEO Paul Connor.

In the wake of the House of Representatives narrowly approving the American Health Care Act Thursday — replacing the Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare” — local reaction from insurance and healthcare professionals was varied. (more…)