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07/31/19 12:00pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dragging for ticks at Mashomack.

Suffolk County officials have released the findings of a multi-year study of ticks — and the pathogens they carry — that show how prevalent tick-borne illnesses have become, especially on the East End. (more…)

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05/07/18 10:06am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Deer feeding at a 4-poster unit.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Deer feeding at a 4-poster unit.

The hunt continues for someone to test venison that has been exposed to the tickicide permethrin.

Testing has been done in other parts of the country where permethrin was used on 4-poster units — feeding stands that brush deer with the chemical — as it is here, but the Island may be the one community in the nation that has employed it for the most longest period of time.

At issue is the long-term safety of the meat taken from the deer and also if the tickicide is still effective or the ticks have developed an immunity to it. (more…)

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04/24/18 4:30pm

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Shelter Island is well on its way to protecting the town’s drinking water, according to Town Engineer John Cronin.

Guided by Supervisor Gary Gerth, Mr. Cronin has drafted an initial 17-point water resource agenda he credits Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr. with refining. (more…)

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10/30/17 10:00am
Cliff Owen / Associated Press Photo Fentanyl is often mixed into bags of heroin, creating a lethal combination that, according to officials, users are not always aware of.

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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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08/02/17 10:01am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Supervisor Jim Dougherty

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Supervisor Jim Dougherty

In the wake of tests revealing Fresh Pond is unsafe for swimming, Supervisor Jim Dougherty said it’s time to seek expert opinions on solving the problem. (more…)