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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…)

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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…)