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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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01/13/17 5:55am
01/13/2017 5:55 AM

A feud between Suffolk County officials and a local environmentalist over farmland development rights is reaching a fever pitch. Essentially at stake is whether farmers have the right to build on properties where development rights have been sold.

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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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01/05/17 5:50am
01/05/2017 5:50 AM

Thomas Lateulere

Thomas Lateulere, the beloved 52-year-old Wading River fire commissioner and ex-chief who helped train thousands of Suffolk County emergency medical personnel, lay in the hospital in late June battling cancer for what would be the last time.

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01/04/17 2:20pm
01/04/2017 2:20 PM

John Bittrolff

A Suffolk County judge has set a Jan. 17 trial date for the Manorville man accused of killing two women whose bodies were found in wooded areas in East Patchogue and Holbrook more than 20 years ago.  READ

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12/21/16 1:30pm
12/21/2016 1:30 PM

Sean Walter

Riverhead Town plans to take Suffolk County to court for failure to pay what officials say is the proper amount of county sewer stabilization funds the town is owed.

The sewer stabilization fund is designed to reimburse municipalities for the excess in years when sewer district taxes are increased by more than 3 percent, according to Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter.

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12/20/16 4:26pm
12/20/2016 4:26 PM

Thomas Spota Cutchogue limo crash

On August 12, 2012, a Southold Town resident sent an email to a town official. Attached was a photograph of a limousine attempting to make a U-turn to head west on Route 48.

Unable to complete the maneuver, the driver backed up into the eastbound lane, blocking traffic in a 55 mph zone.  READ

12/18/16 7:00am
12/18/2016 7:00 AM

Long Island pedestrian safety

A group of parks and transportation improvement advocates recently called attention to a lack of state spending on sidewalks and bicycle lanes and trails in Suffolk and Nassau counties, saying the region lags behind the rest of the state.

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