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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 holidays are here — and it’s a good time to contemplate fasting

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Many of us spend the holidays gorging. It's a good time to consider some startling discoveries from recent research on the benefits of fasting.

Manipulation, sensationalism and self-promotion: our police commish at work (while campaigning for district attorney)

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Why did Police Commissioner Tim Sini hold a press conference announcing a big fentanyl bust three days after police lab tests showed the seized substance was not fentanyl? The DA's office had the bogus charges dismissed in court just few days later. New column by Greg Blass

Who will replace Suffolk DA Spota? Is the race for real — or just a show?

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District Attorney Thomas Spota, who is not seeking re-election after 16 years as Suffolk's top prosecutor, faced no opposition in his last three elections, thanks to cross-endorsement deals by party bosses. The county police commissioner is his anointed successor, even without official GOP cross-endorsement. Opinion column by Greg Blass.

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.

Southold’s transient rental law isn’t working — and here’s proof

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Between November 2015 and July 2017, 128 complaints about transient rentals were sent to code enforcement. Only four went to court. One was dismissed and two were adjourned in contemplation of dismissal. One remains pending. There were no records about any fines imposed .

The next big thing: How technology will transform supermarkets (again)

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As more people shop for groceries and household staples online, brick-and-mortar supermarkets are likely to become a lot less "super," downsizing to specialty markets.

A local’s tips for tourists: How not to wear out your welcome

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Enjoy our hometown. We make it nice for you so please return the favor and make it nice for us to have you here and want you to come back.

Greg Blass With U.S. research and regulation nearly nonexistent, we must look abroad for information on dangers of cell phone use

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Dangers from radio frequency waves are real, especially for children and teens.

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.