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05/15/18 10:00am

COURTESY CAN STOCK PHOTO

The use of the unregulated e-cigarettes — vaping — has a trend line among young people going straight up.

In a report issued by the U.S. Surgeon General two years ago, data showed a 900 percent increase in e-cigarette use by high school students from the previous four years. Research gathered by the National Youth Tobacco Survey among young people found that 1.7 million students said they’d indulged in an e-cigarette in the past 30 days of the date of the survey. For middle school kids, the number was 500,000. (more…)

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02/25/16 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Commissioner of Public Works Jay Card Jr.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Commissioner of Public Works Jay Card Jr.

Rest easy, Shelter Island residents. There are no “plumes” — specific trails of contaminated material — from the Town Recycling Center making their way into the Island’s groundwater.

So say the two men in charge — Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. and Town Engineer John Cronin. (more…)