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08/17/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO 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.

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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…)

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08/14/15 12:00pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO A herd of deer from last winter's hunting season.

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…)

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08/11/15 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO ZBA Chairman Doug Matz now has a full board to work with with Lynne Colligan replacing Patrica Shillingburg, who retired.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
ZBA Chairman Doug Matz now has a full board to work with with Lynne Colligan replacing Patrica Shillingburg, who retired.

Three Islanders have been appointed to town committees, bringing both the Deer & Tick Committee and Zoning Board of Appeals up to full strength.

Lynne Colligan was appointed to replace Patricia Shillingburg on the ZBA and Henry Amann and Charles Tiernan were appointed to the Deer & Tick Committee, replacing the late Dr. Vincent DiGregorio, who died in February, and Steve Lenox, who resigned. (more…)