Featured Story
11/01/17 4:30pm
COURTESY TOWN OF SHELTER ISLAND

COURTESY TOWN OF SHELTER ISLAND

If there is a single fact that emerges as a surprise from the recent survey conducted by the town’s Deer & Tick Committee, it’s that 72 percent of respondents said they would favor Shelter Island paying professionals to reduce deer density. (more…)

Featured Story
10/11/17 2:02pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Warehoused 4-poster units waiting for deployment in the field.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Warehoused 4-poster units waiting for deployment in the field.

At the candidates forum for office seekers held Sunday at the school auditorium, Gary Gerth, candidate for supervisor, asked incumbent Supervisor Jim Dougherty why the results of a survey asking residents questions related to deer and tick issues would not be released until after Election Day.

Mr. Dougherty said, “I’m ready to go.” (more…)

Featured Story
04/11/16 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Numbers for  deer culled this year are up.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Numbers for deer culled this year are up.

What started in controversy a year ago as the Deer & Tick Committee debated priorities in reducing tick-borne diseases is ending with pats on the back with the anticipated naming of a new animal control officer within the next couple of weeks. (more…)