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07/29/15 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

Fearing that drones with cameras could intrude on residents’ privacy, the Suffolk County Legislature voted Tuesday to ban drone use over county public beaches during the summer and require operators to get permits to fly the devices in county parks. (more…)

07/15/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Dr. Jenny Cabas-Vargas, a rheumatologist at Peconic Bay Medical Center.

COURTESY PHOTO Dr. Jenny Cabas-Vargas, a rheumatologist at Peconic Bay Medical Center.

A new facility at Peconic Bay Medical Center Health’s Manorville campus is working to provide comprehensive care and educational materials to locals who have been bitten by deer ticks or already have Lyme disease. (more…)

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05/29/15 8:00am
ILLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK The popularity of drones, used for multiple purposes, has caught the attention of federal regulators.

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The popularity of drones, used for multiple purposes, has caught the attention of federal regulators.

You may have seen them hovering over your head at public events or perhaps you saw one flying around on a television news show. Amazon even has a plan to use them to deliver packages.

All the while, government agencies have had difficulty crafting regulations to address safety and privacy concerns involving unmanned aerial drones, and have put a de-facto ban on commercial use of the devices. (more…)

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05/01/15 2:00pm
The red districts voted against holding more meetings further east, while the green areas voted for it. (Credit: Paul Squire,  Suffolk County district map)

The red districts voted against holding more meetings further east, while the green areas voted for it. (Credit: Paul Squire, Suffolk County district map)

The Suffolk County legislators’ reasons for voting ‘no’ varied: the inconvenience of moving staff, the cost of added mileage or a reluctance to mess with a government they say already works.

But there was one thing universally true for all the legislators who voted against a proposal holding more meetings on the East End: they all represent districts far west of here. (more…)

04/12/15 8:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

“Fortunately here in Suffolk County you and we have the power. No one should feel powerless,” the long-time chairman of the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission (SCHRC), Rabbi Steven Moss, declared recently on the East End about combatting acts of discrimination including hate crimes in Suffolk. (more…)