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08/11/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Shame
To the Editor:
Whoever took down our turtle signs (“Slow Down, turtle crossing,” August 3) for the second time, on the causeway leading to Little Ram … shame on you. (more…)

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02/20/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO A lone star tick.

COURTESY PHOTO A lone star tick.

Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could one day be part of the arsenal used in the battle to reduce the incidence of tick-borne diseases on Shelter Island. (more…)

07/20/15 11:40am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The time for July 24's Friday Night Dialogues at the library has been changed.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The time for July 24’s Friday Night Dialogues at the library has been changed.

Friday Night Dialogues at the Library, July 24, featuring Dr. George P. Dempsey, a member of the Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center at Southampton Hospital,  in a program about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Time has been changed from 7 to 6:30 p.m.

05/04/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dragging for ticks at Mashomack to count the insects.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dragging for ticks at Mashomack to count the insects.

BY JOHN RASWEILE

As a young scientist, I trained as a post-doctoral fellow with the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Long before Babesia became part of our local lexicon, I was searching for this and other causes of zoonotic diseases (i.e., those transmissible from animals to man) in the jungles and rural areas of Colombia. I therefore have a particular appreciation for the dangers posed by the current prevalence of ticks and tick-borne diseases on Long Island. (more…)