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11/01/17 4:30pm
COURTESY TOWN OF SHELTER ISLAND

COURTESY TOWN OF SHELTER ISLAND

If there is a single fact that emerges as a surprise from the recent survey conducted by the town’s Deer & Tick Committee, it’s that 72 percent of respondents said they would favor Shelter Island paying professionals to reduce deer density. (more…)

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…)