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Diligence needed in tick fight

Disease migrating north from Long Island

Tim Cook, 15, plays with the family dogs, Benny and Destiny, in Blatnick Park in Niskayuna.
Photographer: Rebecca Isenhart
Tim Cook, 15, plays with the family dogs, Benny and Destiny, in Blatnick Park in Niskayuna.
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Julie Lohre had her first encounter with a tick early this spring while walking her dog in Blatnick Park. Lohre, who oversees Niskayuna town park operations, says her dog stayed out of tall grass and never strayed more than a few feet off the path. Nevertheless, she managed to bring home a creepy-crawly stowaway. “A couple of hours later, when we were home, a tick crawled out of her ear and kind of dropped onto ...


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