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03/10/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A deer feeding at a 4-poster stand, brushing against a post treated with a chemical, permethrin, that kills ticks.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A deer feeding at a 4-poster stand, brushing against a post treated with a chemical, permethrin, that kills ticks.

There may still be snow on the ground, but the Deer & Tick Committee Wednesday morning will turn its attention to the deployment of the still controversial 4-poster units around the Island. (more…)

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02/06/15 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

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Enough is enough
To the Editor:
I truly feel badly for Claudia Lauren who contracted such a severe case of Lyme disease (Your Letters, “Consideration,” January 22).

But posting warnings all over the Island is not a great idea. (more…)

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08/05/14 4:13pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO State money is on the way to allow Shelter Island to deploy more 4-poster units.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
State money is on the way to allow Shelter Island to deploy more 4-poster units.

Help is on the way from New York State to tackle ticks by funding secured by Senator Ken LaValle (R-C-Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) to fight Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through enhanced deployment of 4-poster units. (more…)

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08/01/14 10:00am
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CYNDI MURRAY | Suffolk County Tick Committee members meeting in Riverhead on Thursday

Suffolk County’s newly formed tick advisory committee was thrown a curveball after its first meeting Wednesday when members learned they might only have a month and half to continue their work. (more…)