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01/19/17 5:55am
01/19/2017 5:55 AM

Fentanyl in Suffolk County

To get a sense of just how potent the synthetic opioid fentanyl is, DEA special agent Erin Mulvey explained that one dose is the size of a grain of salt. Now picture two grains of salt, she continued: “You can overdose on that.”

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01/10/17 6:00am
01/10/2017 6:00 AM

Suffolk County farmland press conference
Jeff Rottkamp, owner of Fox Hollow Farm in Baiting Hollow, had been preparing to join Suffolk County’s farmland preservation program. But those plans changed in September, when a New York State Supreme Court judge deemed development on protected farmland illegal.

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12/19/16 6:00am
12/19/2016 6:00 AM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTOA farmfield being irrigated on Herricks Lane in Jamesport Monday evening. Farmer John Kujawski said that they had just fumigated it and needed to irrigate it because it has been so dry- it will help the potato crop next year.

Local growers and farmers say climate change is creating new challenges, with extreme weather conditions, sudden storms, rising temperatures and drought making it even more difficult to cope with a perennially unpredictable Mother Nature.

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12/16/16 6:00am
12/16/2016 6:00 AM

Don Rieb of ADD in Riverhead

Don Rieb founded Aid to the Developmentally Disabled in 1983 with little more than a broken typewriter, a busted filing cabinet and a legal pad in a one-room office above a bank.

The Riverhead nonprofit has grown to include 32 group homes that serve more than 160 individuals across eastern Long Island who are developmentally disabled or have a mental illness. A new residential program is also set to open in February.

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