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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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06/23/18 3:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigned.

Joe Frazier won the heavyweight boxing title at Madison Square Garden defeating Manuel Raimos on a TKO in the second round.

American journalist,  chairwoman of the Miss America Board of Directors and a former Miss America, Gretchen Carlson was born in Minnesota; she was the first woman to speak out about mistreatment by FOX’s Roger Ailes and is credited with being a major force in the Me Too movement.

Herb Alpert’s “This Guy’s In Love With You” topped the charts in the United States.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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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…)