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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05/02/19 6:00am
05/02/2019 6:00 AM

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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.

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04/22/19 6:00am
04/22/2019 6:00 AM

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.

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