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  • Homeowners in a Suffolk County grant program to defray the installation costs of nitrogen-reducing septic systems got an unwelcome surprise in recent weeks — 1099 forms to report it as income.
  • While opioids have dominated the fight against substance abuse in Suffolk County recently, the push to legalize recreational marijuana in New York has created a different challenge for parents and children.
  • The Springs School District is projecting a $1.067 million increase in its budget for the 2019-20 school year over this year, its business administrator, Michael Henery, told the school board during its second budget workshop meeting on Monday.
  • Construction of a ramp was completed this month to facilitate the loading of parcels onto post office vehicles. The change is meant to help staffers transport parcels to offsite locations for sorting, hopefully speeding up delivery times. 
  • Simmering tension in the Springs School community burst into public view at the last two public meetings of the district’s school board.
  • The smell of empanadas and home-cooked spare ribs wafts through the Sportime Arena in Amagansett.
  • Jay Schneiderman, the Southampton Town supervisor, took the microphone last week at Stories From Suffolk, a policy discussion forum featuring officials and experts involved in New York’s fight against opioid abuse, to describe a scenario familiar to everyone in the room.
  • Valentine’s Day comes only once a year, but for senior citizens, the homebound, or those living alone, there’s something important, even lifesaving, about getting a call every day from someone checking in.
  • The longer the discussion continued, the clearer it became that neither the panelists nor the audience at a New York Health Act forum on Saturday afternoon had come to debate the merits of the proposed bill. Rather, they had come to talk about why it finally needs to become law.
  • Members of the winter 2019 Teen Leadership Project, sponsored by the Retreat, will help lead a workshop Thursday night at the East Hampton Library that includes exercises like Choose Your Own Ending, which asks attendees to imagine different scenarios that can head off teen dating violence.

Blogs by this author:

  • Gregory Metzger, coordinator for the South Fork Natural History Museum's Shark Research and Education program, uses just a rod and reel to catch the juvenile great whites that were tagged and studied the past few years to establish, for the first time ever, that Long Island's waters are the only confirmed nursery area for great whites in the North Atlantic.