REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dragging for ticks at Mashomack to count the insects.
There was good news in Shelter Island’s battle to control ticks and the illnesses they spread.
In samples taken at 10 locations on the Island in June, the numbers of a particular category of ticks — Lone star nymphs — have remained down significantly since 4-poster units were deployed on the Island seven years ago. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO This week and every week, the library has lots of programs for kids.
For all the sports fans on the Island, there’s a new kind of player in town. This week on the Island, your best bet for a fun time is the Shelter Island Cricket Club’s fourth annual cricket match on Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (more…)
Here’s what’s happening around the Island this week. (more…)
Today’s column marks 100 pieces that I have done for the Reporter. Since Eye on the Ball has hit the century mark, I was trying to think of something different for this edition. Going over the columns, I found myself just thinking about what we’ve done in four years of columns. (more…)
DON BINDLER PHOTO An injured osprey readied for transport after a car struck a pole Thursday morning knocking down its nest.
A vehicle driving on Ram Island Drive yesterday morning struck a pole holding an osprey’s nest on top, killing one young bird and injuring another . (more…)