02/11/16 10:00am

 

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Many times, when school district or government officials talk about spending, there’s an assumption they’re playing loose with public money and have no respect for hardworking taxpayers.

That assumption spurred the 2-percent state-imposed tax levy cap that Governor Andrew Cuomo says is vital to controlling property taxes.

But it was a gimmick then and is a gimmick now. (more…)

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02/10/16 4:30pm
Home page of the new Deer & Tick website at shelterislanddeerandtick.org.

Home page of the new Deer & Tick website at shelterislanddeerandtick.org.

A woman visiting Shelter Island last year contracted Lyme disease that has become a serious illness. She believes her condition could have been prevented if she had known about the tick infestation on the Island and the signs of tick bites, which might have prompted her to get medical treatment sooner. (more…)

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02/10/16 2:00pm
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO Dead fish in the thousands have washed up on local shores.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO Dead fish in the thousands have washed up on local shores.

BY CHRIS LISINSKI

An official study of last summer’s fish kills in the Peconic River, which were attributed to a variety of factors, confirmed that the biggest culprit was nitrogen-fed algal blooms, according to the state Department of Environmental  Conservation. (more…)