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04/04/17 4:30pm
KRYSTEN MASSA PHOTO Sound engineer Noah Gorman at the new East End Arts recording studio.

KRYSTEN MASSA PHOTO Sound engineer Noah Gorman at the new East End Arts recording studio.

A project nearly five decades in the making has come to fruition for East End Arts.

The nonprofit arts organization announced the opening of a new recording studio at its downtown Riverhead Carriage House, which will allow musicians from across the East End and neighboring towns to record on professional equipment. (more…)

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02/05/17 3:00pm
KRYSTEN MASSA PHOTO Max the seal gives Candyce Paparo, director of animal training at Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, a kiss on the cheek during his feeding last Thursday afternoon.

KRYSTEN MASSA PHOTO Max the seal gives Candyce Paparo, director of animal training at Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, a kiss on the cheek during his feeding last Thursday afternoon.

As director of animal training at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, Candyce Paparo’s responsibilities extend far beyond playing with monkeys and sea lions. In fact, Paparo spends more than 10 hours a day caring for the facility’s mammals — a job she and her team of eight trainers and assistants all relish. (more…)

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10/05/16 12:00pm
KATJA SCHULZ/FLICKR PHOTO A Needham’s Skimmer is a rare type of drafgonfly that can be found on Plum Island in the wetlands area.

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A Needham’s Skimmer is a rare type of drafgonfly that can be found on Plum Island in the wetlands area.

The existing natural habitat has been the factor most often cited in the fight against a sale of federally-owned Plum Island.

But the specific types of wildlife and plants that thrive on the island have never been fully documented. With that in mind, researchers from the New York Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP) spent the last year recording all the living species on the island, where the existing federal animal disease research center is expected to close in the coming years. (more…)

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09/02/16 2:00pm
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTOColumbia Care assistant general manager Christian Shilling demonstrating how a tincture bottle measures a dose of medicine.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO Columbia Care assistant general manager Christian Shilling demonstrating how a tincture bottle measures a dose of medicine.

A home delivery service will be created for patients as part of New York’s expanded medical marijuana program, according to an announcement by the state Department of Health.

The change, one of nine that will be implemented, comes on the heels of a recent health department report that recommended the program’s expansion. (more…)

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08/08/16 4:30pm
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO The Miss Nancy fishing boat moves through Greenport Harbor.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO
The Miss Nancy fishing boat moves through Greenport Harbor.

The commercial season for Atlantic bluefish in New York State will remain open after it appeared the season would end about three months earlier than usual. (more…)