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12/19/14 2:00pm

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Another area code number for Suffolk county has been chosen.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Another area code number for Suffolk county has been chosen.

When “631” runs out of assignable telephone numbers in 2016, the new area code for Suffolk County will be “934.”

The North American Numbering Plan Administrator has directed local telephone companies to activate the new 934 area code before the end of the third quarter of 2016, according to a statement released by the organization on Friday. (more…)

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12/19/14 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Carter Dan Binder says goodbye to legal battle.

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Carter Dan Binder says goodbye to legal battle.

 

Exactly a year to the day after a summons and complaint were filed in Suffolk County Civil Supreme Court charging that carter Dan Binder was purposely trying to mislead customers about who was handling pickup and disposal of their refuse, the case ended with a whimper in the same court on Tuesday. (more…)

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12/19/14 10:00am

 

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone speaks during the press conference at Southampton Town Hall Wednesday afternoon.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone speaks during the press conference at Southampton Town Hall Wednesday afternoon.

East End police departments and villages across Suffolk County will benefit from a collective $6 million in sales tax revenue over the next three years, thanks to a new agreement announced by County Executive Steven Bellone during a press conference at Southampton Town Hall Wednesday afternoon. (more…)

12/17/14 4:30pm

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You know that warm fuzzy feeling you get after finding someone the perfect gift, helping an older person cross the street or, say, rescuing a wide-eyed kitten from a tight spot?

It’s more than a warming of the heart — it’s your brain’s way of rewarding you for doing something good, said Stephen Post, director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics at Stony Brook University. (more…)

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12/17/14 10:25am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | New legislation is afoot to protect pets from unnecessary piercings and taggings.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | New legislation is afoot to protect pets from unnecessary piercings and taggings.

Increased protection by the state for pets might be in the cards.

State Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) has co-sponsored legislation that would prohibit “the unnecessary piercing and tattooing of cats, dogs, and all other pets for purely cosmetic purposes for the pleasure of the owner, except under limited circumstances,” according to Mr. LaValle’s office. (more…)