In a 2017 survey of small business owners in the U.S., 90% of businesses reported that Amazon is having a negative impact on their revenue. It’s also been widely reported that the overall number of small businesses has declined across the country in recent years. (more…)
On more than one occasion, Shelter Island’s North Ferry Company has had to briefly shut down operations to deal with docking difficulties caused by rising tides. Applications in Southold Town for coastal erosion protection devices are on the rise. And flooding and puddling have become more prevalent in some neighborhoods in the last five to 10 years. (more…)
The effects of climate change
are already upon us.
tides have been routinely higher and storms — named and unnamed — have funneled
massive amounts of water between the two forks at higher levels on a more
regular basis, pushing it up into narrow creeks and onto land.
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.
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.