11/22/18 8:00am

JUDY DANIELS PHOTO November reflections.

One of the clumsier phrases employed by sociologists and nonprofits these days is “food insecure.” The language police — and we count ourselves as on-duty officers — will sneer at the transfiguration of an age old and still serviceable “hungry.”

But for the nearly 75 percent of Long Island households that are in emergency food programs, food insecure describes them more accurately than hungry. (more…)

11/24/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Tippi and Al Bevan have been running the Community Food Pantry since 2006.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Tippi and Al Bevan have been running the Community Food Pantry since 2006.

One of the clumsier phrases employed by sociologists and nonprofits these days is “food insecure.” The language police — and we count ourselves as on-duty officers — will sneer at the transfiguration of an age old and still serviceable “hungry.”

But for the nearly 75 percent of Long Island households that are in emergency food programs, food insecure describes them more accurately than hungry. (more…)

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09/11/17 10:00am
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

About 30 percent of Islanders who received surveys from the Deer & Tick Committee responded by the first week of September, according to Animal Control Officer Beau Payne.

“I’m sort of shocked,” Mr. Payne said about what he called a “pretty significant” number of responses, with approximately 1,000 received. (more…)

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02/07/14 2:56pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Deer in a Silver Beach backyard.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Deer in a Silver Beach backyard.

While several surrounding East End towns have rejected sharpshooters as a means of culling the deer herd, the chairman of Shelter Island’s Deer and Tick Committee said he doesn’t think Shelter Island should rule out any means of controlling deer. (more…)