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The Deer & Tick Committee won’t be recommending changes in its priorities when it comes to budgeting for 2020, putting considerably more money into supporting its 4-poster program than culling efforts. But it’s contemplating asking for about $5,000 more for culling than it sought in the current year’s budget. (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…)
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…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Joe Frazier knocked out Dave Zyglewick in the first round to win the heavyweight boxing title at the Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, Texas.
Winners at the 23rd Annual Tony Awards were “Great White Hope” and “1776.”
The first human eye transplant was performed at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Melina Mercouri, a Greek actress, whose breakout film was “Never on Sunday,” for which she won a Cannes Film Festival Award, established the Greek Aid Fund.
An earthquake measured as a 2 on a scale of 1 to 5 struck in North Carolina, killing two people and injuring 30.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
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A deer brushing against a permetrin soaked post as it feeds at a 4-poster unit.
A proposal to have the town begin burning open spaces for ticks was rejected by the Deer and Tick Committee at an April 3 meeting. (more…)