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06/26/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A deer feeding at a 4-poster stand, brushing against a post treated with a chemical, permethrin, that kills ticks.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A deer feeding at a 4-poster stand, brushing against a post treated with a chemical, permethrin, that kills ticks.

Time to turn pro
To the Editor:
Peter Reich, in his farewell letter, put it well: “If all five (board members) agreed on everything, we would only need one person up there.” Disagreement is the essence of a democracy, but how the disagreement is expressed is critical; views expressed too strongly can become upsetting and counterproductive. (more…)

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06/12/15 12:00pm
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Fond farewell
To the Editor:

It is after much soul searching the past several months that I have decided not to seek a fourth term on the Town Board. This was not an easy decision to reach as I have enjoyed serving you and hope I have made a positive difference in managing our Island. (more…)

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06/04/15 10:00am
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Not again
To the Editor:
I live on Island View Lane in Greenport and lived through the horror of filth, noise and disruption to myself and family in the failed attempt by Bortech to pull the cable from Shelter Island under the bay to Greenport. What was supposed to be a short project lasted throughout the entire summer, then failed.

I find it most disturbing that those residents on Shelter Island who would benefit from the increased power, don’t want their pristine roads sullied by putting in a substation for their benefit. (more…)

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05/29/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Center Post Office.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The Center Post Office.

Late date
To the Editor:
The first transatlantic telegraph cable from Newfoundland to Ireland was laid in 1858.

At this late date in time it surely must be possible to successfully install an electric cable underwater from Southold to Shelter Island capable of meeting our future energy needs with the least negative impact on our community.
PENNY KERR
Shelter Island (more…)