To the Editor:
Words are powerful. Let’s take a look at page 16 of the Nov. 7, 2019 issue of the Reporter.
This sentence almost went under the radar, but just for kicks, tell me what “read” you get from it: “He [referring to Mr. Colligan’s speech] also praised Republican Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams, elected in 2017, telling his party members that despite her Republican credentials, she has been a solid, engaged member of the Town Board, with whom they can work successfully.” (more…)
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Shelter Island’s Animal Control Officer Beau Payne.
“It looks like we’re going in the right direction,” Animal Control Officer Beau Payne told the Deer & Tick Committee at its June 5 meeting, speaking about reducing the deer herd on Shelter Island. (more…)
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The Ram’s Head Inn.
Water quality is a key factor in a battle between the owners of the Ram’s Head Inn and some residents over the possible sale of the property to a Virginia corporation that operates high-end hotels and restaurants and specializes in wedding parties and other events. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Mike Scheibel announced his retirement as natural resources manager at Mashomack Preserve effective May 4.
Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel will retire from his position as natural resources manager at Mashomack Preserve effective May 4, coinciding with his resignation from the committee.
Mr. Scheibel made the announcement, which has been rumored for some time, at the end of the February 7 committee meeting, telling members he regrets not being able to see the process of conquering the Island’s tick problem resolved, although he’s pleased with progress made to date. (more…)
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Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel pronounced the survey going out to residents “a great thing” that will aid in developing a 2018 budget request from the Town Board.
After weeks of revisions, a 20-question survey dealing with deer and ticks is scheduled to be mailed this week to approximately 3,500 people on the Island, including property owners who receive their tax bills at residences off-Island. (more…)