04/11/14 10:00am
Two deer grazing behind a Cutchogue home on Tuesday. Lawmakers hope looser setback regulations will help manage deer populations. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photo)

Two deer grazing behind a Cutchogue home on Tuesday. Lawmakers hope looser setback regulations will help manage deer populations. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photo)

State leaders recently approved new regulations that will open up available land to bowhunters on Long Island, enabling them to target deer closer to structures than what was previously allowed.  (more…)

03/05/14 5:00am
 Paige Raynor Giancarlos Velasquez, Genevieve Matwey and Frank Capone work with visiting artiste Clare Bennett on a mosaic for the library.

Students Paige Raynor, Giancarlos Velasquez, Genevieve Matwey and Frank Capone work with visiting artist Clare Bennett on a mosaic for the library. (Courtesy photo)

Learning the value of creativity at an early age, students at Riley Avenue Elementary School are designing and crafting a nature-inspired mosaic for the school’s new library.
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02/26/14 3:24pm
Deer on Deep Hole Drive in Mattituck. (Lynette Dallas courtesy file photo)

Deer on Deep Hole Drive in Mattituck. (Lynette Dallas courtesy file photo)

A state Supreme Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Southold Town that sought to prevent a plan to use hired federal hunters to trim the number of deer within town lines. On Wednesday, Judge Gerard Asher determined the suit, which protested the town’s decision to contribute $25,000 to the Long Island Farm Bureau to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s sharpshooter program, to be without merit.  (more…)