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08/03/18 8:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Corky Diefendorf at his West Neck Creek aquaculture operation.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Corky Diefendorf at his West Neck Creek aquaculture operation.

Last Friday, Islander Kerry Kinney was picking up a new batch of “spat” — tiny oyster seeds — from Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE)’s waterfront site in Southold. She was taking the spat back to introduce them to Congdon Creek, where she will continue to cultivate them.

Ms. Kinney has been part of SPAT, or Southold Project in Aquaculture Training, which equips novice farmers to raise oysters, for three years. “It’s really great,” she said, despite the work that goes into their cultivation. “Yes, you do have to take them up and scrub them, spray them and count them, then put them back in.” (more…)

07/19/18 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

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50+ drop-in basketball, Sundays, noon to 2 p.m., school gym. No charge.

Adult coed drop-in basketball, Mondays and Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., school gym. No charge.

Adult coed drop-in soccer, Tuesdays, 8:30 to 10 p.m., school gym. No charge.

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07/11/18 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dragging for ticks at Mashomack.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dragging for ticks at Mashomack.

While most of us go outside and take precautions to avoid ticks, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Suffolk County employee Tamson Yeh does the opposite. (more…)

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05/14/18 12:07pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Placing permethrin-soaked rollers onto a feeding stand of a 4-poster unit.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Placing permethrin-soaked rollers onto a feeding stand of a 4-poster unit.

Some Saturdays your neighbors have a professional spray their property to kill ticks. Other neighbors put out small tubes containing cotton soaked in a tickicide with the hope they will keep tick-infested mice from their yard.

Question: Are you thinking of following one example or the other to try and protect your family from tick-borne illnesses? Or are you concerned about the safety of chemicals used and/or their effectiveness? (more…)

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02/12/18 2:00pm
PHOTO: IM FREE IMAGES/STOCK

PHOTO: IM FREE IMAGES/STOCK

You see it everywhere you go. You’re probably even guilty of it yourself.

The “it” is screen time. It could be checking your phone constantly for a text message or email. It could mean falling down the rabbit hole of Instagram stalking. Maybe you’re staying up all night to conquer the last level of a video game.

Or it could be a million other ways you’re viewing things behind a screen. (more…)