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03/12/19 12:00pm

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Shelter Island’s Animal Control Officer Beau Payne.

While the overall cull of the Island’s deer herd is below last year’s level, those hunting under deer damage permits — special state licenses to hunt out of season — have seen a considerable rise in deer killed. (more…)

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01/08/19 4:30pm

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Town Engineer John Cronin (left) and intern Andre Oraseanu explain to the Town Board why action is critical to protecting the Island’s water.

Call it an “issue.” But not a “crisis.” Yet. (more…)

Featured Story
12/19/18 10:00am

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John Hallman got approval from the Town Board to bore holes at Goat Hill to determine the best place to site a new well for the West Neck Water District.

A need for a new well on town-owned land at Goat Hill prompted John Hallman to ask the Town Board for permission to bore three or four holes at the site to determine the best placement. (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…)

Featured Story
12/05/18 8:00am

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Local officials are awaiting  a review of a plan Town Engineer John Cronin submitted to the Suffolk County Bureau of Drinking Water to deal with the discovery of high nitrate levels that make drinking water at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church dangerous.

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