COURTESY PHOTO The entrance to the Gardiner’s Creek Preserve.
It was nearly 35 years ago when I worked at this newspaper learning from Bob Dunne how to be a reporter.
He assigned a feature on town landings.
There are 50 of these access points to the water for members of the public to use. They are marked by an anchor on the Chamber of Commerce’s map.
I’ve just learned of another map that delineates walkable open space and preserved lands for “the benefit of our community and Island visitors.” (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Havens House, headquarters of the Shelter Island Historical Society on South Ferry Road.
There’s apparently some good news emanating from the Shelter Island Historical Society relating to fundraising to cover construction costs for the planned vault, classroom and display space.
But details will have to wait for a press release from Executive Director Nanette Breiner Lawrenson next month. (more…)
Even though the summer is drawing to a close, there’s still lots of fun on the Island this weekend. (more…)
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Four-poster units to fight tick infestations were first suggested 10 years ago, but it took until 2008 for a pilot program to test their effectiveness and they remain controversial today.
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The riots in the predominantly black Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles were in full swing, spurred by two white police officers who stopped a black man suspected of driving while intoxicated. By the time the five-day rioting ended, 34 people were dead, 1,032 injured and nearly 4,000 had been arrested. (more…)
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO
A herd of deer from last winter’s hunting season.
Hunters in the area will have to wait longer than usual to begin going after trophy bucks once the bowhunting season begins in October.
As part of an effort to curb deer overpopulation, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced new rules August 6 allowing only antlerless deer to be hunted in certain regions during the first 15 days of the season. (more…)