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02/27/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A deer brushing against a permetrin soaked post as it feeds at a 4-poster unit. State funds could be on the way to maintain the program.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
A deer brushing against a permethrin-soaked post as it feeds at a 4-poster unit. State funds could be on the way to maintain the program.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty has informed the Town Board there could be state money flowing to the town for the battle against tick-borne diseases. (more…)

02/23/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Hikers like these will have to wait a week to set out for Mashomack Point.

COURTESY PHOTO | Hikers like these will have a chance to take the annual guided walk to Mashomack Point on February 25.

 

MASHOMACK POINT WALK

Dedicated to a farsighted and generous nature lover, Mashomack Point is open for a guided walk just once a year. On Saturday, February 25, Mashomack Preserve will lead a tour of the Katherine Ordway Wildlife Refuge from 1 to 4 p.m. This hike will allow participants to explore woodlands, kettles and fields, culminating with a breathtaking view of Northwest Harbor. Dress warmly.

Raindate is Sunday, February 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. Call (631) 749-4219 to register. (more…)

02/16/17 10:00am
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EVENTS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Young Adult Book Club, meet to discuss great books over snacks. Suggestions for future titles welcome. 2:30 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.

Ferry Writers, 5 p.m., Shelter Island Library. Advance registration requested. Email Jocelyn Ozolins at [email protected] or call (631) 749-0042 to register.  (more…)

02/14/17 2:00pm

 

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | Jeremy Samuelson is looking forward to his new job as director of Mashomack Preserve.

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | Jeremy Samuelson is looking forward to his new position as director of Mashomack Preserve. He begins his job on the Island this spring.

This spring, Jeremy Samuelson begins a new job on Shelter Island — and he couldn’t be more excited.

Mr. Samuelson has been named Mashomack Preserve director by The Nature Conservancy. He replaces Mike Laspia who retired last fall after 37 years in the position, along with his wife Susan, who worked as the preserve’s operations manager. (more…)