07/17/17 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

The experts agree, this is a banner year for tick populations on the East End. And with ticks comes not just Lyme Disease, but a whole host of tick borne ailments and illnesses such as babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and the alpha-gal red meat allergy, which comes specifically from the Lone Star Tick. (more…)

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08/01/16 2:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Groundbreaking for the World Trade Center in New York City took place with jackhammers breaking pavement at  the former site, known as  Radio Row, named for the proliferation of businesses that, in its heyday, sold and repaired radios.

Caesars Palace in Las Vegas opened and was hailed as setting a new standard in luxury in the casino resort industry.

A radio broadcast by China’s Prime Minister Zhou Enlai called on the people of that country to support “the Cultural Revolution.”

Comedian Lenny Bruce, known for his iconoclastic routines that resulted in several arrests , died in Los Angeles of a morphine overdose at the age of 40.

And on Shelter Island … (more…)

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07/02/14 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Ticks are the culprit in spreading Lyme Disease, but there was a vaccine and one town officials hopes it might be brought back on the market.

COURTESY PHOTO
Ticks are the culprit in spreading Lyme Disease, but there was a vaccine and one town official hopes it might be brought back on the market.

Lyme Disease vaccine? Amid all the debate about 4-posters and culling the deer herd to try bring the incidence of tick-borne diseases under control, did anyone ever entertain the idea of addressing the burgeoning  problem from a different  perspective? (more…)