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05/31/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO A similar public restroom, shown above, is slated to be installed at Volunteer Park for a cost of $122,000.

COURTESY PHOTO A similar public restroom, shown above, is slated to be installed at Volunteer Park.

“Should I call my lawyer?” Supervisor Jim Dougherty asked Dory owner Jack Kiffer, who was standing at the end of Tuesday’s Town Board work session with a question.

“You better,” Mr. Kiffer replied. (more…)

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05/31/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. outlined an equipment plan he told the Town Board would stabilize budgeting while giving the department what it needs to do jobs safely and reliably.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. outlined an equipment plan he told the Town Board would stabilize budgeting while giving the department what it needs to do jobs safely and reliably.

Shelter Island could be on the road to upgrading its Highway Department Equipment to the tune of $1.54 million in the year ahead. The plan appeared to meet with no resistance from the Town Board at Tuesday’s work session because the actual increase to the budget per year would amount to $2,301. (more…)

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05/23/17 12:00pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

What do you if you come upon a young animal you think might be abandoned?

Shelter Island Animal Control Officer Beau Payne said he hears frequently from callers who begin by saying they’ve found a baby animal and want to know what to do to help it. (more…)

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03/07/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Animal Control Officer Beau Payne encourages Deer & Tick Committee members not to draw conclusions from early data on deer culls. Listening to him is committee member Dr. James Bevilacqua.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Animal Control Officer Beau Payne encourages Deer & Tick Committee members not to draw conclusions from early data on deer culls. Listening to him is committee member Dr. James Bevilacqua.

Numbers don’t lie — but do they tell the truth?

Members of the town’s Deer & Tick Committee believe tracking trends are important, but have only a single year of reliable numerical data on deer culls and other relevant information to guide their effort to decrease tick-borne diseases. (more…)