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06/13/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO  Dragging for ticks at Mashomack to count count them.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dragging for ticks at Mashomack to count them.

After years of speculating how residents view deer and tick problems and solutions to stop tick-borne illnesses, the town’s Deer & Tick Committee is ready to ask the people. (more…)

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05/08/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Deer & Tick Committee member Craig Wood talked at the May 3 meeting about revising the Island’s brochure to make it more reader-friendly.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Deer & Tick Committee member Craig Wood talked at the May 3 meeting about revising the Island’s brochure to make it more reader-friendly.

Shelter Island’s Deer & Tick Committee members, who held back information on the number of seer on the Island to prevent residents from drawing conclusions from incomplete data, revealed at its May 3 meeting that there may be as many as 1,200 deer here. (more…)

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01/30/17 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Students staged an orderly demonstration in front of the California State Capitol to protest budget cuts to education and Governor Ronald Reagan’s plan to impose tuition for University of California students for the first time in the school’s history. (more…)

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09/14/16 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO The newest member of the Deer & Tick Committee, Dr. James Bevilacqua, hopes to bring ‘a little bit of science’ to discussions.

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The newest member of the Deer & Tick Committee, Dr. James Bevilacqua, hopes to bring ‘a little bit of science’ to discussions.

The Deer & Tick Committee has been a member shy for several months, but last week, Dr. Jim Bevilacqua M.D. joined the group, hoping to “add a little bit of science” to discussions. (more…)