With the spread of tick-borne illnesses reaching epidemic proportions on Long Island, more than 60 residents attended a forum last Wednesday to discuss the public health crisis and the measures being taken to safeguard the community. “Grappling with Ticks” was the third in a series of 10 panel discussions on newsworthy topics affecting Southold and Riverhead towns hosted by Times Review Media Group.
Federal workers are feeling the brunt of the partial government shutdown that is stretching into its fifth week. Many workers have forgone paychecks and others are considering filing for unemployment. READ
Supermarket giant Stop & Shop announced Friday that it would acquire King Kullen Grocery Co.
The Massachusetts-based grocery corporation said in a statement that it would acquire 32 King Kullen supermarkets, including its locations in Cutchogue and Wading River. The agreement also includes five Wild by Nature stores and the use of its corporate office located in Bethpage. READ
Remembered as a self-motivated, disciplined man who could light up any room with his smile, Tech. Sgt. Dashan Briggs was one of seven service members killed aboard a military helicopter in Iraq March 15 while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. He was 30. READ