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07/28/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Police Chief Jim Read is looking into a July 18 police call at South Ferry.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Police Chief Jim Read is looking into a July 18 police call at South Ferry.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty issued a statement Tuesday afternoon on the issue of a police call to South Ferry on July 18:

 The Town Board in its capacity as Police Commissioners met today with the Chief of Police and Detective Thilberg to discuss the July 18 matter at South Ferry where a Shelter Island policeman approached and had a conversation with a foot passenger disembarking from the ferry. The commissioners made some suggestions regarding procedures to follow in the future in such instances but concluded that there was no evidence of any racial issues.

Below is the original Reporter post: (more…)

07/28/15 12:57pm

Whitehill3_MSThe coffee wars are heating up on Shelter Island as the Chequit’s White Hill Café enters the fray.

“White Hill Café is meant to be a ‘grab-and-go’ coffee house,” explained Chequit General Manager Karl Lopez. Not just a fancy hotel coffee shop, Lopez said the Chequit wants White Hill Cafe to be a coffee destination for local residents as well. (more…)

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07/28/15 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member.

There were no surprises with the most recent gauging of water levels in Shelter Island’s test wells.

That’s according to Ken Pysher, who compiles United States Geological Survey information for the town’s Water Advisory Committee. Nine test wells are up and four are down for the period June 18 to July 16. (more…)

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07/28/15 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dragging for ticks at Mashomack to count the insects.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dragging for ticks at Mashomack to count the insects.

There was good news in Shelter Island’s battle to control ticks and the illnesses they spread.

In samples taken at 10 locations on the Island in June, the numbers of a particular category of ticks — Lone star nymphs — have remained down significantly since 4-poster units were deployed on the Island seven years ago. (more…)