Working with victims of trauma and sexual abuse
Mary Bromley, a psychotherapist who has worked on the South Fork for more than 30 years, was one of the founders of the Retreat, an agency for victims of domestic violence. Durell Godfrey

Local trapper says animals get a bad rap, but county says to be alert
Suffolk health officials have asked residents to be on the lookout for uncommon behavior in raccoons after one in Nassau was found to have rabies. Dell Cullum
Raccoons are no longer nocturnal on the East End, where they find plenty of food in garbage throughout the day.Durell Godfrey

A Springs School student who was diagnosed with whooping cough has been treated and already returned to class. Durell Godfrey

The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital is helping to raise awareness of breast cancer this month and in October. Durell Godfrey

Child’s burn points to buried-fire problem
Jana Syfert burned her left foot after stepping on smoldering residue from a bonfire someone left covered with sand. Kate Overton