05/05/19 6:00am
05/05/2019 6:00 AM

We all know there are far too many deer on the North Fork, and that efforts to sharply reduce their numbers have had limited success. The spread of tick-borne diseases makes the deer — who carry the ticks — a public health menace, and they should be treated as such by county and state health officials.

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04/18/19 5:55am
04/18/2019 5:55 AM
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Last month, New York State Attorney General Letitia James filed what was billed as the nation’s most extensive lawsuit against the manufacturers and distributors of opioids, citing the drug’s role in thousands of deaths across the country.

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03/31/19 8:07am
03/31/2019 8:07 AM

The Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead is one of the county’s genuine treasures. The holdings of this 133-year-old institution include furnishings, important paintings and other artwork, and its library is a trove of primary-source documents favored by researchers and historians.  READ