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Is the battle to control vectors — and the diseases they spread — winnable?

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Long Island is now considered "ground zero" for Lyme disease and once-exotic viruses and other infections are gaining a growing foothold. How goes our struggle against these vectors and the costly and deadly illness they bring with their bites? In two understated words: not well.

Amelia Lantz: My moral compass still points true north

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Former school board member Amelia Lantz discusses why she resigned from the board last year — and why she's running again.

Exploring the magic and mystery of music

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Let’s take a breather from all the stressful goings on here and about, and take the time to dwell on something special in life...

A coastal scientist sounds alarm on the inescapably dire impacts of sea level rise

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The state DEC last year issued a “medium projection” of sea level rise for Long Island of 16 inches by the 2050s and a ‘’high projection” by then of 30 inches. Column by Karl Grossman

Riverhead Town owes its citizens a hard look at the Ghermezian family

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Triple Five's seat at the table is based on sleight of hand and their behavior raises real questions about their integrity. Opinion column by John McAuliff

EPCAL, a world apart: taking in its beauty, peace and natural treasures

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An Earth Day hike through the undeveloped lands of the Calverton Enterprise Park. Photos and commentary by Christy Hawkins

Personal attacks against critics of EPCAL deal are a shameful distraction

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A recent attack letter, followed quickly by long, obviously coordinated, nasty comments aimed at myself and my wife, Barbara, including remarks on local radio, all from the tag team of Mason Haas and the Giglios, cannot go unanswered. Column by Greg Blass.

The sale of EPCAL makes fiscal sense for the Town of Riverhead — here’s why

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Financially, Riverhead's back is against the wall. The town needs to sell the former Grumman site — and not just for the sale proceeds.

Letter: Help NFAWL fight animal cruelty

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Mattituck To the Editor: With the arrival of spring, I am reminded April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month and, with your help, our team...

Guest column: Time to accept the future

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Riverhead Town with the help of the Ghermezians has the potential to be the epicenter of advanced technologies for Suffolk County
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