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10/12/19 8:00am

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Deer hunting season on the Island is open with an emphasis on culling the herd.

With the recreational bow hunting season underway since Oct. 1, Shelter Island’s Deer & Tick Committee is focusing attention on ways to strengthen its battle against tick-borne diseases in the year ahead, moving toward increased culling of the herd. (more…)

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08/19/19 2:00pm


The Beatles recorded a video for “Long & Winding Road.”

Gloria O Smith of New York was crowned Miss Black America.

The first Gap store was opened on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco by Donald and Doris Fisher.

Long John Silver’s restaurant chain opened its first store in Lexington, Kentucky.

“The Andromeda Strain” by Michael Crichton was among the best selling books.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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05/07/19 2:00pm

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Highway Department employee Nick Ryan loading corn into a 4-poster unit.

A strong statement from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) calls for rethinking the strategy of deploying 4-poster units to combat ticks, which, the agency says, hasn’t demonstrated “a great deal of success.” (more…)

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03/25/19 10:00am


The nation’s 34th president and World War II general Dwight David Eisenhower died at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center  in Washington D.C. of congestive heart failure at age 78.

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters was formed in Boston.

The United States launched Mariner 7 that flew 2,190 miles above southern Mars.

The Soviets launched the Meteor 1 weather satellite.

Kurt Vonnegut’s classic novel, “Slaughterhouse Five,” was published and is considered one of the greatest anti-war novels.

And on Shelter Island … (more…)

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12/12/18 10:00am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO A deer feeding at a 4-poster stand. brushing against a post treated with a chemical, permethrin, that kills ticks.

Should the Deer & Tick Committee stick to its plans for 2019 or make adjustments during the year? (more…)