JULIE LANE PHOTO
Animal Control Officer Beau Payne, right, shared updated deer hunt statistics with members of the Deer & Tick Committee, including committee member Dr. Jim Bevilacqua at left.
The Deer & Tick Committee has declared the pilot Nuisance Wildlife Control Officers (NWCO) program a success and it’s expected to be expanded in 2019.
The program uses specially licensed local hunters who are paid for their efforts based on the number of deer they butcher. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The Gallup Poll announced that in a three-way race for the presidency, Richard Nixon would get 41 percent of votes to Lyndon Johnson’s 39 percent and Alabama Governor George Wallace, 11 percent.
President Johnson announced in a televised speech that he would not be a candidate for re-election, although most accounts link that not to the Gallup Poll but to an editorial by CBS newsman Walter Cronkite who spoke out against the Vietnam War.
More than 150 Columbia University members of Students for a Democratic Society occupied the school’s administration building over continued association with the Institute for Defense Analysis, a nonprofit corporation administering federally funded research.
Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first person to travel to outer space, was killed in a training accident in an MIG-15UTI that crashed near Kirzhach.
Actress Lucy Lawless, who starred in the title role of the television series, “Xena: Warrior Princess,” was born in New Zealand.
And on Shelter Island . . .
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Public Works Commissioner Jay Card.
Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. and the Town Board are working on a resolution they want to adopt affecting the standards under which roads will be built.
While Mr. Card told the Board at Tuesday’s work session he doesn’t envision the town putting in any new roads, developers of housing communities would likely be installing roads to serve those areas. What he wants is to ensure that those roads will meet the necessary standards to wear well and not break down early. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Hunter Bruce Raheb at the September 26 Deer & Tick Committee meeting.
If early meetings between Deer & Tick Committee members and hunters were sometimes marked by skepticism and contentious disagreements, the meeting on September 26 was without rancor or complaints. (more…)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Chemistry fun, for school-age children. 3 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.
Ferry writers, join in writing exercises with supportive group. 5 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042. (more…)