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03/27/18 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Gallup Poll announced that in a three-way race for the presidency, Richard Nixon would get 41 percent of votes to Lyndon Johnson’s 39 percent and Alabama Governor George Wallace, 11 percent.

President Johnson announced in a televised speech that he would not be a candidate for re-election, although most accounts link that not to the Gallup Poll but to an editorial by CBS newsman Walter Cronkite who spoke out against the Vietnam War.

More than 150 Columbia University members of Students for a Democratic Society occupied the school’s administration building over continued association with the Institute for Defense Analysis, a nonprofit corporation administering federally funded research.

Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first person to travel to outer space, was killed in a training accident in an MIG-15UTI that crashed near Kirzhach.

Actress Lucy Lawless, who starred in the title role of the television series, “Xena: Warrior Princess,” was born in New Zealand.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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03/09/18 8:00am
COURTESY TOWN OF SHELTER ISLAND A chart of results from the Deer & Tick survey released last October.

COURTESY TOWN OF SHELTER ISLAND A chart of results from the Deer & Tick survey released last October.

For the second month in a row, members of the Deer & Tick Committee tried to answer a question: Should Animal Control Officer Beau Payne spend part of his work hours hunting, especially during the February-March so-called “nuisance hunt” permit season? (more…)

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02/13/18 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Mike Scheibel announced his retirement from as natural resources manager at Mashomack Preserve effective May 4.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Mike Scheibel announced his retirement  as natural resources manager at Mashomack Preserve effective May 4.

Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel will retire from his position as natural resources manager at Mashomack Preserve effective May 4, coinciding with his resignation from the committee.

Mr. Scheibel made the announcement, which has been rumored for some time, at the end of the February 7 committee meeting, telling members he regrets not being able to see the process of conquering the Island’s tick problem resolved, although he’s pleased with progress made to date. (more…)

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11/06/17 12:00pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

The number of deer culled from the herd on Shelter Island in October — the first month of the recreational hunting season — was down from the number recorded for the same month in 2016.

Animal Control Officer Beau Payne told the Deer & Tick Committee at its November 1 meeting that 33 deer were killed by 15 hunters last month compared with 41 taken by 14 hunters in October 2016. (more…)

10/12/17 11:43am
PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/STOCK

PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/STOCK

In a press release Thursday morning, Supervisor Jim Dougherty switched course and said results of the deer and tick survey conducted by the town would be given to the public before Election Day and not after, as originally planned.

In his statement, Mr. Dougherty said the change was made after reading an editorial in the October 12 Reporter. (more…)