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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…)

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02/10/16 10:00am

 

COURTESY PHOTO | The concrete grinding machine at 13 North Ferry Road.

COURTESY PHOTO | The concrete grinding machine at 13 North Ferry Road.

An issue that has been dormant for more than a year resurfaced at Tuesday’s Town Board work session, with a new wrinkle added.

The 1.3-acre lot at 13 North Ferry Road, owned by Dan Calabro and leased to Marcello Masonry, has a concrete grinding machine on the premises that worries nearby residents. Councilwoman Chris Lewis said complaints have been made to the board about the possibility of deafening noise, vibration and potentially hazardous dust blowing onto neighboring properties. (more…)

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02/09/16 4:30pm

 

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Mike Osinski at his home in Greenport.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Mike Osinski at his home in Greenport.

“Greenport, like towns on Staten Island, prospered from the oyster.”

So wrote John Kochiss, author of “Oystering from New York to Boston,” in 1973, pointing back to the oyster’s heyday on eastern Long Island in the early part of the 20th century.

Fast-forward 100 years or so, and things have certainly changed. (more…)