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08/11/16 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Placing  permethrin-soaked rollers onto a feeding stand of a 4-poster unit.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO  Placing permethrin-soaked rollers onto a feeding stand of a 4-poster unit.

When Tyler Heiden Jones and Amedeo Teseo bought their house on Shelter Island, it was to be a retreat from New York City and eventually a place to retire. Now they’re questioning if they made a mistake.

What’s troubling Mr. Heiden Jones and Mr. Teseo is the Island’s ongoing use of 4-poster units — feeding stands that brush deer with a tickicide, permethrin — meant to reduce the tick population and the diseases they carry. (more…)

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03/21/14 2:00pm
Harry Berkowitz

Harry Berkowitz

Harry Berkowitz

Harry Berkowitz, who died Saturday, March 15, 2014 while recovering from surgery in New York City at age 81, brought graciousness wherever he went, his family said. Those around him found themselves engaged with someone inquisitive and insightful, with a genuine interest in their life. His passion for life and consideration for others was remarkable. (more…)