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11/30/18 6:00am
11/30/2018 6:00 AM

With the nation in the throes of an opioid epidemic, more emphasis is being placed on preventing youth from starting down the path to addiction. A handful of East End groups dedicated to this mission offer year-round programming for students in an effort to help them avoid making decisions that experts say have the potential to spiral out of control.  READ

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11/29/18 6:00am
11/29/2018 6:00 AM

A recently rescinded New York State Department of Environmental Conservation decision will put local municipalities in charge of their own water quality management.

In Southold, the reversal will impact Total Maximum Daily Load limits that were imposed over a decade ago to monitor pollutants entering the water. READ

11/17/18 8:34am
11/17/2018 8:34 AM

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services issued an advisory to take precautions before recreating in the Long Island Sound near Greenport following Thursday’s snow storm.

Officials urged residents to avoid the waters near the Greenport Wastewater Treatment facility effluent discharge located off of Inlet Pond County Park in Greenport. READ

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10/17/18 3:55pm
10/17/2018 3:55 PM

As legal marijuana gets closer to becoming a reality in New York, state officials are asking the public: How can we get it right?

In September, the Department of Health launched a statewide listening tour bringing community organizers, physicians and pro-cannabis activists together to share their input as the state’s Regulated Marijuana Workgroup begins crafting language for an adult-use recreational marijuana law.

“We are not here to build consensus, but rather gather input,” from a variety of viewpoints, said Sandra Houston, a Department of Health official who moderated a session held in Ronkonkoma Tuesday evening. READ