07/13/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The public meeting room of Town Hall.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The public meeting room of Town Hall.

Have you ever had the experience of attending a public meeting only to be baffled because officials are referring to documents only they have access to?

So have we, and it’s high time boards and committees on Shelter Island recognized their responsibility to adhere to the state law on disclosure of public records. (more…)

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07/12/17 9:58am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel speaking at the Town Board works session Tuesday.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel speaking at the Town Board works session Tuesday.

A review by the Town Board at its Tuesday work session to fine-tune a planned survey of residents on tick-borne diseases and controlling the deer population turned, as it has for years whenever the subject is broached, to an argument over the safety and effectiveness of the 4-poster program. (more…)

12/11/14 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Either Shelter Island has a health crisis stemming from ticks or it doesn’t.

A group of well-intentioned people — mostly volunteers on the Deer & Tick Committee — have been wrestling with the issue of how to control the burgeoning deer population blamed for increased incidences of tick-borne diseases. (more…)

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10/15/14 3:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Deer & Tick Committee chairman Mike Scheibel and committee aide Jennifer Zacha presented their case for their 2015 budget at a Wednesday morning meeting with the Town Board.

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Deer & Tick Committee chairman Mike Scheibel and committee aide Jennifer Zacha presented their case for their 2015 budget at a Wednesday morning meeting with the Town Board.

The Deer & Tick Committee allocation, while by far not the largest allocation in the town’s spending plan, is second only to the highway department in terms of needing “the most soul-searching,” Supervisor Jim Dougherty said Wednesday. (more…)