Featured Story
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…)

10/12/17 11:43am
PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/STOCK

PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/STOCK

In a press release Thursday morning, Supervisor Jim Dougherty switched course and said results of the deer and tick survey conducted by the town would be given to the public before Election Day and not after, as originally planned.

In his statement, Mr. Dougherty said the change was made after reading an editorial in the October 12 Reporter. (more…)

Featured Story
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…)

Featured Story
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…)