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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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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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12/29/16 11:00am
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

Has Shelter Island made advances to lessen tick-borne diseases by controlling tick infestations? (more…)

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05/10/16 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Engorged ticks.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Engorged ticks.

According to a newly released report by the Suffolk County Department of Health’s Tick and Vector-borne Diseases Task Force, between 2010 and 2014 the incidence of several tick-borne illnesses rose each year. (more…)