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07/17/18 8:00am
Courtsey Photo

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The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has declared parts of Fresh Pond unsuitable for swimming.

Samples taken recently from the pond and sent to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for analysis have revealed the presence of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae blooms. (more…)

07/16/18 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Father Charles McCarron, pastor of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, speaking at a memorial service for Reverend Canon Paul Wancura in April.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Father Charles McCarron, pastor of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, speaking at a memorial service for Reverend Canon Paul Wancura in April.

This is the first in a series about religious institutions on Shelter Island.

Every Sunday, members of the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church community gather to sing, pray, catch up with each other and hear the pastor, Father Charles McCarron, reconcile Jesus’s teachings with modern life on the Island — a uniquely Episcopalian approach to faith that he calls “the middle way,” where “newness is held in tension with tradition.” (more…)

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07/16/18 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The subject is ticks and the diseases they bring.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Permethrin  is being recommended as a means to repel ticks from clothing.

John Rasweiler, a physiologist and member of Suffolk County’s Tick Advisory Committee, is sharing a National Public Radio (NPR) report by Allison Aubrey advising the use of permethrin on clothing because it incapacitates ticks, making them unable to bite humans. (more…)

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07/13/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The view from Vincent Novak’s backyard overlooking Fresh Pond.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
The view from Vincent Novak’s backyard overlooking Fresh Pond.

The Town Board could reverse a decision recommended by the Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board (CPF) not to purchase property on Fresh Pond. (more…)