Tuesdays in the Newsroom, the Gazette’s monthly discussion series, resumes after a summer break on Tuesday, Sept. 13 with a conversation about ticks and tick-borne illness. Biologist Richard Johnson, who has been active in tick control efforts on the Island, will join Dr. Michael Jacobs and Dr. James Butterick to talk about Lyme disease and other tick-borne ailments and what can be done to prevent and treat them.

Attendees will also get a first look at results from a community survey of tick-borne illness conducted in August with the cooperation of the Island boards of health. More than 1,300 year-round and seasonal residents completed the survey, designed to gauge community awareness and concern about the tick threat and to test attitudes about potential steps to address it. Complete results of the survey will be published in next week’s Gazette.

The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required because of limited space. To register, go to bit.ly/ticktalkmv.

Tuesdays in the Newsroom events are held every second Tuesday of the month in the newsroom of the Gazette at 34 South Summer street in Edgartown. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. for light refreshments, followed by the program. The event ends by 7 p.m.