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Katie Blasl

Katie Blasl
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Katie, winner of the 2016 James Murphy Cub Reporter of the Year award from the L.I. Press Club, is a reporter, editor and web developer for the LOCAL news websites. A Riverhead native, she is a 2014 graduate of Stony Brook University. Email Katie

Southold grad, mother of three, battling aggressive multiple sclerosis, turns to experimental stem cell treatment

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At 33 years old, Randi Hubbard, a mother of three, was staring down a diagnosis that could eventually leave her in a wheelchair.

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company gears up for summer with double brewing capacity, new series of beers

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With demand at an all-time high, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company is nearly doubling its brewing capacity with four brand new fermenters just installed this...

Dumping site in Long Island Sound near Fishers Island to be subject of public hearing Wednesday

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The federal government’s controversial plan to dump dredged materials in the Sound near Fishers Island will be the subject of public hearings Wednesday in Mattituck and Riverhead.

Second Stony Brook first responder vehicle now serving the North Fork

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Another Stony Brook first responder vehicle is now on the road on the North Fork to help supplement local EMS and fire departments.

A new approach to autism: Local doctor publishes book encouraging different perspectives on disorder

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"It's about approaching the child in a way that is respectful to them, to try to understand what is driving the behavior," said Andrea Libutti, a local doctor and the author of Awakened by Autism.

In memory of Michael Brown, 5K raises money for other special needs students in Greenport this weekend

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After he was killed in a horrific accident on his way to class at just 21 years old, Michael Brown's family wants to make sure his memory lives on.

Peconic River is turning brown with dense ‘mahogany tide,’ algal bloom blamed in last year’s massive fish kills

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Mahogany tide, responsible for last year’s historic bunker fish kills and turtle die-off, is back in the Peconic River this spring, already matching last year’s record levels despite cool water temperatures, and turning local waterways a murky reddish-brown.

Effort to bring Project Fit America to Greenport, Cutchogue elementary schools gets boost from generous local donors

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Local businesses and organizations are teaming up to bring Project Fit America’s specialized fitness equipment and curriculum to three elementary schools on the North Fork.

This Saturday: Greenport’s first-ever a cappella music festival at Mitchell Park

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Greenport’s first-ever a cappella music festival will kick off this Saturday in Mitchell Park, featuring a cappella groups from schools across Long Island and beyond.

Suffolk’s plastic bag ban stalls, tabled by health committee for further amendment

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The prime sponsor of the plastic bag ban bill says he will rework its provisions to allay concerns of the administration and other legislators, but expects the substance of the bill to remain largely the same.