Tick-borne infections have reached epidemic proportions on Long Island — and the North Fork is often thought of as ground zero for such illnesses. But many of the methods for controlling ticks are not cost-effective or limited by other constraints. Exacerbating this public health crisis is an expanding population of deer, which carry the harmful insects.
The push to reduce single-use plastics to combat pollution began on a voluntary basis. Last year, Suffolk County officials introduced the “Strawless Suffolk” initiative, a countywide effort asking restaurants to forgo plastic straws.
The New York State Attorney General’s office said Thursday it has expanded a lawsuit previously filed in Suffolk County Supreme Court against the makers of opioid narcotics to include members of the Sackler family, whose company, Purdue Pharma, manufactures Oxycontin. READ
Since their first harvest in 2017, Southold Bay Oysters co-owner Dave Daly has been aware of what he feels is an essential flaw in the permitting process they must follow in order to shuck at local farmers markets, wineries and street fairs. READ