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10/16/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Chief Jim Read cut the deer culling budget before submitting it to the Town Board.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Chief Jim Read cut the deer culling budget before submitting it to the Town Board.

What happened to the Deer & Tick Committee’s decision to request more money for culling the herd in 2018 than was in the budget request submitted to the Town Board? (more…)

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01/18/17 8:00am
Dr. Scott Campbell

Dr. Scott Campbell

Dr. Scott Campbell, a long-time member of the Shelter Island Deer & Tick Committee and lab director of Suffolk County Department of Health Services, has been appointed to head the reconstituted county Tick Control Advisory Committee. (more…)

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01/19/16 12:00pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | Deer in Silver Beach.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | Deer in Silver Beach.

Finishing touches are being put on a Shelter Island Deer & Tick Committee website to go live within the next week or two.

In the past, anyone seeking information about tick infestation responsible for spreading diseases here or what’s being done to cull the deer herd, could only access information from the Shelter Island Police Department’s website. (more…)

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07/01/15 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Deer & Tick Committee needs to stop “tiptoeing” around the possibility of bringing in sharpshooters to cull the herd, member Jim Colligan told his colleagues Wednesday.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
The Deer & Tick Committee needs to stop “tiptoeing” around the possibility of bringing in sharpshooters to cull the herd, member Jim Colligan told his colleagues Wednesday.

While Shelter Island Town budget talks won’t start until the fall, the Deer & Tick Committee anticipates asking for a funding increase from $100,000 to $120,000. (more…)

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06/12/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Fond farewell
To the Editor:

It is after much soul searching the past several months that I have decided not to seek a fourth term on the Town Board. This was not an easy decision to reach as I have enjoyed serving you and hope I have made a positive difference in managing our Island. (more…)