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Our sole-source aquifer is not a limitless resource

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Imagine the groundwater reservoir to be a balloon of a certain size and due to pumping of water and coastal discharge of the wastewater the size of the balloon lessens. Some significant things happen as a result.

The race for Suffolk County sheriff: Score one for the democratic process

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The race for county sheriff isn't what the party bosses had planned.

Suffolk Closeup We must ‘listen to the cry of the Earth’

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It’s critical for the world to work together to try to stop what is happening.

Suffolk Closeup Here’s hoping ‘anti-vaxxer’ hysteria doesn’t kill new Lyme vaccnine

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A second Lyme vaccine is in clinical trials under an expedited review by the FDA. An earlier vaccine, approved in 1998, was pulled from the market after a class-action lawsuit a year later claiming the vaccine caused arthritis.

Suffolk Closeup With crash and burn of space probe set for Sept. 15, a reminder that NASA’s nuclear space follies must...

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On Sept. 15, the Cassini space probe and its 72.3 pounds of Plutonium-238 fuel — which is 280 times more radioactive than the Plutonum-239 used in atomic bombs — will be crashed into Saturn.

Suffolk Closeup: Coping with the thieves among us

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When backyard varmints strip all the fruit from more than 40 trees, there's only one thing left to do.

Must STEM focus come at the expense of the humanities at Stony Brook?

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A major university should offer a broad education. Learning in literature, theatre, cultural studies are important to a student’s education, and her or his understanding of the world.

Looking back on 50-plus years reporting the news in Suffolk County

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In the rear-view mirror: Karl Grossman reflects on his decades of reporting on Suffolk County issues, government and politics.

Suffolk Closeup: Keys to a successful congressional campaign according to this district’s longest-serving congressman

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Otis Pike's campaigns were notoriously frugal, hard-hitting, intelligent and witty — like the congressman himself. He represented the NY-1 from 1961 to 1979.

Suffolk Closeup Suffolk OTB gambles on video slots casino

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Suffolk OTB hopes a new casino in Islandia, which by summer will offer more than 1,000 video slot machines, will gross $2 billion per year and lift OTB out of bankruptcy.