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Fentanyl is often mixed into bags of heroin, creating a lethal combination that, according to officials, users are not always aware of.
A federal task force has been created to tackle the opioid crisis in New York State, home to some of the nation’s highest overdose rates, and it will be stationed on Long Island, according to a press release issued Friday by U.S. Senator Charles Schumer’s office. (more…)
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Elected leaders say they aren’t giving up their fight against helicopter noise despite the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) decision last month to reject a petition by Southold Town requesting that the controversial North Shore route be reconsidered.
Southold argues in its petition that the FAA did not give the town its right of notice and opportunity to be heard before extending the route to August 6, 2020 and requested it mandate a South Shore route for flights to and from the South Fork. (more…)
GRANT PARPAN PHOTO The Greenport train station.
An effort to increase train service to the East End has come one step closer to fruition, State Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor) announced in a press release Monday. (more…)
A Shelter Island man was among two people killed in a single-car crash on Route 51 in Northampton Tuesday evening, Southampton Town Police said. (more…)
This year’s First Congressional District candidates both agree more needs to be done to protect the area’s natural resources, but how the Environmental Protection Agency goes about making that happen is where they disagree.