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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…)

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12/04/18 4:30pm


President Richard Nixon appointed Henry Kissinger as his National Security Advisor.

Baseball Commissioner William Eckert was fired after three years on the job when it was believed he wouldn’t have the ability to stop a threatened players strike.

The Rolling Stones released their “Beggars Banquet” album containing the classic track, “Sympathy for the Devil.”

Comedian Margaret Cho was born in Queens.

“The Best of Laurel and Hardy” was among the post popular films of the time.

And on Shelter Island . . .


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08/21/18 4:30pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Saying he felt like an outsider, Ringo Starr quit the Beatles temporarily. It was considered the first sign the group was having  disagreements.

The Yankees and Detroit tigers played to a 3-3 tie in 19 innings with the game called due to a 1 a.m. curfew at Yankee Stadium.

Pope Paul VI made the first papal visit to Latin America, arriving in Bogota, Colombia.

France became the fifth thermonuclear power detonating a device in the South Pacific.

Arthur Ashe became the first African American to win the singles championship at the US Open.

And on Shelter Island . . .