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07/31/18 12:00pm
BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO

BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO

Three bills introduced by Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) and State Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) have passed both the Assembly and Senate and would improve water quality if, as expected, they gain the signature of Governor Andrew Cuomo. (more…)

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11/06/17 12:00pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

The number of deer culled from the herd on Shelter Island in October — the first month of the recreational hunting season — was down from the number recorded for the same month in 2016.

Animal Control Officer Beau Payne told the Deer & Tick Committee at its November 1 meeting that 33 deer were killed by 15 hunters last month compared with 41 taken by 14 hunters in October 2016. (more…)

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07/03/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Councilman Jim Colligan.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Councilman Jim Colligan.

There are strong disagreements among members of one of the most essential town committees to the point that an elected official says there’s a risk of “losing the committee,” as in the body closing down.

Arguments over a planned survey of town residents conducted by the Deer & Tick Committee is the flash point for the dissension.

“We’ve come to a crossroads here,” said Councilman Jim Colligan, who worries about the future of the committee. (more…)

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06/02/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Councilman Jim Colligan outlines news from Senator Kenneth LaValle's Environmental Roundtable.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Councilman Jim Colligan outlines news from Senator Kenneth LaValle’s Environmental Roundtable.

After almost a year of debate and hearings that led to adoption of a short-term rental (STR) law, the Town Board is working out enforcement measures. (more…)

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02/27/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A deer brushing against a permetrin soaked post as it feeds at a 4-poster unit. State funds could be on the way to maintain the program.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
A deer brushing against a permethrin-soaked post as it feeds at a 4-poster unit. State funds could be on the way to maintain the program.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty has informed the Town Board there could be state money flowing to the town for the battle against tick-borne diseases. (more…)