07/29/16 6:07pm

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Jared Behr, curled into a ball on a bean-bag chair, rarely unclenches his hands on his own. The 12-year-old boy’s cerebral palsy makes him tense up, his grandmother June Behr, explained.

But now Jared — the son of Hiedi Behr, a Riverhead EMT who was killed in an ambulance crash 11 years ago — has a friend to help. When Jared pets his assistance dog Zuko, Ms. Behr said, he can finally feel at peace. READ

07/29/16 11:20am

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Before Thursday night’s public hearing on new regulations for short-term rentals in Greenport Village, Mayor George Hubbard said the specifics of the legislation would be changed. What he and the Village Board really wanted to hear, he said, was what residents thought should be part of a “true rental law” for the village. READ