BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The Reporter asked the two candidates for supervisor and three candidates for Town Council to give our readers their thoughts on four of the most critical issues facing Shelter Island.
The questions submitted were :
1. How, in practical terms, would you plan to achieve affordable housing?
2. How, in practical terms, would you address the issues of water quality, tick infestation and infrastructure needs without raising taxes? (more…)
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO
When Deer & Tick Committee representatives come before the Town Board at budget hearings in October, they may be in for a battle. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO
A deer brushing against a permetrin soaked post as it feeds at a 4-poster unit.
Are there dangers to long-term use of the tickicide permethrin? The town’s Deer & Tick Committee doesn’t want to discuss the possibility.
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel speaking at the Town Board works session Tuesday.
A review by the Town Board at its Tuesday work session to fine-tune a planned survey of residents on tick-borne diseases and controlling the deer population turned, as it has for years whenever the subject is broached, to an argument over the safety and effectiveness of the 4-poster program. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Animal Control Officer Beau Payne (second from right) told committee member Marc Wein (left) he wouldn’t release original emails he received containing comments on the proposed Deer & Tick survey without a Freedom of Information request. Also pictured are committee member Dr. James Bevilacqua and committee secretary Amanda Gutiw.
There will be some quick steps this week to try to rescue a survey of public opinion on how the Deer & Tick Committee members should be proceeding with efforts to tackle tick-borne diseases. (more…)