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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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10/04/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Candidates for the Town Board, from left, Albert Dickson, Gary Gerth, who is running for supervisor, and Marcus Kaasik. Present but not pictured, Amber Brach-Williams.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Candidates for the Town Board, from left, Albert Dickson, Gary Gerth, who is running for supervisor, and Marcus Kaasik. Present but not pictured, Amber Brach-Williams.

In what was a mild tune up for a more extensive forum scheduled for Sunday, four candidates seeking election to the Town Board met Tuesday at an event hosted by the Shelter Island Women’s Club. (more…)

09/12/17 4:30pm
 Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell

At the September 6 meeting of the Deer & Tick committee, Scott Campbell, a committee member and director of the Suffolk Country Department of Health Services Anthropod-Borne Disease Laboratory, dispelled concerns about permethrin from 4-poster units — feeding stands that brush deer with the tickicide — leeching into groundwater and affecting drinking water. (more…)

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09/11/17 10:00am
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

About 30 percent of Islanders who received surveys from the Deer & Tick Committee responded by the first week of September, according to Animal Control Officer Beau Payne.

“I’m sort of shocked,” Mr. Payne said about what he called a “pretty significant” number of responses, with approximately 1,000 received. (more…)