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06/13/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO  Dragging for ticks at Mashomack to count count them.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dragging for ticks at Mashomack to count them.

After years of speculating how residents view deer and tick problems and solutions to stop tick-borne illnesses, the town’s Deer & Tick Committee is ready to ask the people. (more…)

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05/19/17 10:00am
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REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

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To the Editor:
I am one of the 15 homes — and Legion Hall — directly abutting Fiske Field. In this regard, I am highly concerned by the potential well contamination that would result from spraying such a large area with tickicide. (more…)

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05/08/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Deer & Tick Committee member Craig Wood talked at the May 3 meeting about revising the Island’s brochure to make it more reader-friendly.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Deer & Tick Committee member Craig Wood talked at the May 3 meeting about revising the Island’s brochure to make it more reader-friendly.

Shelter Island’s Deer & Tick Committee members, who held back information on the number of seer on the Island to prevent residents from drawing conclusions from incomplete data, revealed at its May 3 meeting that there may be as many as 1,200 deer here. (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…)