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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…)

03/18/19 12:00pm

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As America continues to struggle with the opioid epidemic, Suffolk County has taken a major step to cope with the crisis more effectively — and closer to home. (more…)

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03/05/19 4:30pm

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Seven months ago, Suffolk County officials pledged $2 million toward new safety measures for public and private schools countywide.

The bond funded licensing fees for school districts to install the RAVE Panic Button, a mobile smartphone application that allows users to instantly notify law enforcement of emergency situations, such as an active shooter, at schools.

But if an emergency situation were to arise in any of the five East End towns, most district officials would still dial 911. (more…)

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05/11/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone completing the ceremonial first flush in a bathroom employing a state-of-the-art waste water treatment system at Sylvester Manor Thursday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone completing the ceremonial first flush in a bathroom employing a state-of-the-art waste water treatment system at Sylvester Manor Thursday.

It was, said Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor), “the most people ever gathered in one place to flush a toilet.”

In lieu of cutting a ribbon, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and other state, county and local elected officials gave the first flush to toilets in a new facility Thursday on the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm grounds. (more…)