07/20/19 3:00pm

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I stepped outside one evening last week to give some stale bread to my granddaughter’s free-range chickens when an unexpected visitor showed up.

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01/17/19 8:00am

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Deer hunting season on the Island is now open.

noted with interest that the gun season for deer is happening now. It was good to see this paper print the locations that might have hunters with firearms looking for deer. Particularly for those who like to hike in the woods. Hunters are generally a safe crowd but it’s best to stay out of the woods during hunting season.

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08/13/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. joined Senator Kenneth LaValle in securing more tools to fight tick-borne diseases in Suffolk County.

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Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. joined Senator Kenneth LaValle in securing more tools to fight tick-borne diseases in Suffolk County.

Suffolk County deer hunters will have additional opportunities to pursue their prey during weekends in January as a  result of legislation just signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. (more…)

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07/24/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO It took firefighters from five departments more than 10 hours to control this July 1994 blaze at the town dump.

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It took firefighters from five departments more than 10 hours to control this July 1994 blaze at the town dump.

50 YEARS AGO
A word from Otis Pike

Congressman Otis Pike reported to the home folks back on the East End that Washington was a city of “political animals” whose highest order of priority was not in the nation’s welfare, but what was good for one party or the other. He was reporting on the 88th Congress in 1964 and said issues were being labeled so that Medicare was being introduced by proponents as “Medicare for the aged” while opponents called it “socialized medicine.” (more…)