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12/29/16 11:00am
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

Has Shelter Island made advances to lessen tick-borne diseases by controlling tick infestations? (more…)

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08/16/16 12:01pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Deer feeding at a Shelter Island 4-poster unit.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Deer feeding at a Shelter Island 4-poster unit.

The Deer & Tick Committee could be discussing a study of 4-posters  — feeding stands that brush deer with a tickicide, permethrin — that advises against employing them.

A 53-page report issued in February by the Fairfax County [Virginia] Police Department’s Animal Service Division and the Fairfax County Health Department, recommended  not to continue a three-year deployment of 20 units that has provided one unit for every 50 to 70 acres. (more…)

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07/01/15 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Deer & Tick Committee needs to stop “tiptoeing” around the possibility of bringing in sharpshooters to cull the herd, member Jim Colligan told his colleagues Wednesday.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
The Deer & Tick Committee needs to stop “tiptoeing” around the possibility of bringing in sharpshooters to cull the herd, member Jim Colligan told his colleagues Wednesday.

While Shelter Island Town budget talks won’t start until the fall, the Deer & Tick Committee anticipates asking for a funding increase from $100,000 to $120,000. (more…)