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Suffolk health official reports first two human cases of West Nile this year

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Most cases of West Nile produce mild symptoms and many probably go unreported, Dr. James Tomarken said.

In the Kitchen Abundance of tomatoes? Make gazpacho

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Gazpacho, a cool soup from the south of Spain, is incredibly easy to prepare and a refreshing late-summer dish.

Laurie Nigro And we’re off! That didn’t take long, did it? Lazy summer days already a hazy memory

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So far, I've not eaten my kids (yay me!) but I can't guarantee it won't ever happen. High school isn't over for a lot more years.

In the Kitchen Butternut squash and apple soup — a super transition from summer to fall

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A soup that can be eaten warm or cold is the ideal meal to weather the transfer from summer to fall.

Celia Iannelli The gift of time is the most precious resource of all

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Say what you want to say, do what you want to do because waiting for the “perfect time” can easily morph into a lost opportunity.

Laurie Nigro In this adventure called life, finding the right tribe means everything

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I’m a tremendously blessed woman. And that's what I chose to take away from this summer, flying bags of flaming dog crap and all.

In the Kitchen No-fuss eggplant lasagna

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This time of year eggplant is plentiful. Preparing it for cooking doesn't have to be time-consuming.

Suffolk health official: Two more mosquito samples in Manorville test positive for eastern equine encephalitis virus

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Two more mosquito samples taken in Manorville have tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis virus, the Suffolk County health department announced this afternoon.

Laurie Nigro Who knew an unwelcome summer illness could be so eye-opening?

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The kids rose up like phoenixes from the ashes of mom-sickness to take care of Mom, themselves and the whole house. They even kept the animals alive. All of them!

Life on Purpose Signs from heaven above are all around us — we just need to believe and see

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I am looking up for feathers floating from the sky, for mourning doves and butterflies, and I’m listening for still, small voices whispering I love you’s in the summer breeze and singing songs from heaven.