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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…)

08/31/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31

Great Decisions, a monthly discussion of today’s important world affairs. Topic: “U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum.” 5:30 p.m., library. Call Jocelyn, (631) 749-0042 for details. (more…)