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08/07/18 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Ram's Head Inn.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The Ram’s Head Inn.

Water quality is a key factor in a battle between the owners of the Ram’s Head Inn and some residents over the possible sale of the property to a Virginia corporation that operates high-end hotels and restaurants and specializes in wedding parties and other events. (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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08/08/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel pronounced the survey going out to residents “a great thing” that will aid in developing a 2018 budget request from the Town Board.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel pronounced the survey going out to residents “a great thing” that will aid in developing a 2018 budget request from the Town Board.

After weeks of revisions, a 20-question survey dealing with deer and ticks is scheduled to be mailed this week to approximately 3,500 people on the Island, including property owners who receive their tax bills at residences off-Island. (more…)

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07/31/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

President Lyndon Johnson ordered another 45,000 United States troops to Vietnam while China agreed to give North Vietnam an undisclosed amount of aid.

Pink Floyd released its debut album in the United Kingdom. “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.”

Bobby Gentry released her only hit, “Ode to Billy Joe.”

Americans were listening to “Light My Fire” by The Doors.

“Bonnie and Clyde,” starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, was pulling in movie audiences in the United States.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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07/03/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Councilman Jim Colligan.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Councilman Jim Colligan.

There are strong disagreements among members of one of the most essential town committees to the point that an elected official says there’s a risk of “losing the committee,” as in the body closing down.

Arguments over a planned survey of town residents conducted by the Deer & Tick Committee is the flash point for the dissension.

“We’ve come to a crossroads here,” said Councilman Jim Colligan, who worries about the future of the committee. (more…)