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11/08/17 10:04am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Steve Lenox on Sunrise Sunset heading out of Congdons Creek Monday at daybreak, opening day of the 2017 scallop season.

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Steve Lenox on Sunrise Sunset heading out of Congdons Creek Monday at dawn, opening day of the 2017 scallop season.

In fishing, as in real estate, it’s all about location, and on opening day of scallop season, there is no more appropriate or beautiful place to embark for prime scalloping spots than Congdons Creek, the heart of the Shelter Island scallop fishery since the 19th century. (more…)

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10/30/17 4:30pm
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO Forest Ranger Bryan Gallagher speaking after being honored in a ceremony at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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Forest Ranger Bryan Gallagher speaking after being honored in a ceremony at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Silver Beach resident and Forest Ranger Bryan Gallagher received a Certificate of Merit award at a ceremony at Brookhaven National Laboratory on October 26 marking the 20th anniversary of the founding of the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy. (more…)

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10/09/17 9:50am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO  A deer feeding at a 4-poster stand. brushing against a post treated with a chemical, permethrin, that kills ticks.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO A deer feeding at a 4-poster stand. brushing against a post treated with a chemical, permethrin, that kills ticks.

At the candidates forum for office seekers held Sunday at the school auditorium, Gary Gerth, candidate for supervisor, asked incumbent Supervisor Jim Dougherty why the results of a survey asking residents questions related to deer and tick issues would not be released until after Election Day.

Mr. Dougherty said, “I’m ready to go.” (more…)

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10/03/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Hunter Bruce Raheb at the September 26 Deer & Tick Committee meeting.

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Hunter Bruce Raheb at the September 26 Deer & Tick Committee meeting.

If early meetings between Deer & Tick Committee members and hunters were sometimes marked by skepticism and contentious disagreements, the meeting on September 26 was without rancor or complaints. (more…)

10/01/17 8:00am
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

“I’d like to see them abandon this task that they are compelled to do,” said State Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) last week about a revised plan by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to go after mute swans, possibly killing some of the birds. (more…)