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02/27/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A deer brushing against a permetrin soaked post as it feeds at a 4-poster unit. State funds could be on the way to maintain the program.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
A deer brushing against a permethrin-soaked post as it feeds at a 4-poster unit. State funds could be on the way to maintain the program.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty has informed the Town Board there could be state money flowing to the town for the battle against tick-borne diseases. (more…)

07/11/16 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

British Motor Corporation and Jaguar Cars announced merger plans to become British Motor Holdings.

Actor Matthew Fox, best known for roles in the Fox Network’s “Party of Five” and “Lost” was born in Abington, Pennsylvania.

Mass murderer Richard Speck murdered eight student nurses in their Chicago dormitory and was arrested two days after the killings.

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson flew to Moscow to try to broker peace talks to end the Vietnam war, but his suggestions were rejected by Soviet Union leaders.

“Half A Sixpence,” a musical comedy based on the H.G. Wells novel , “Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul,” closed at the Broadhurst Theater in New York City after 512 performances and a Tony win the year before.

And on Shelter Island …
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07/08/16 8:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Placing the permethrin-soaked rollers onto the feeding stand of a 4-poster unit. Funding from Albany was cut for the tick-prevention devices.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Placing the permethrin-soaked rollers onto the feeding stand of a 4-poster unit. Funding from Albany was cut for the tick-prevention devices.

New York State has allocated $100,000 to defray the cost of deploying and maintaining 4-poster units to combat tick-borne diseases in past years, but the 2016 allocation has been slashed to $25,000. (more…)

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06/07/16 10:00am
PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/STOCK A deer and her fawns.

PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/STOCK A deer and her fawns.

The town’s Deer & Tick Committee is hoping that in the months ahead it can obtain more scientific evidence to support its decisions to reduce the incidence of tick-borne diseases. (more…)

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05/09/16 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Deer at a Shelter Island 4-poster feeding station.

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

Talk of phasing out 4-poster units — feeding stands that brush deer with a tickicide, permethrin — is “undermining” efforts to get financial support from New York State, according to Supervisor Jim Dougherty. (more…)