10/26/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Legislators Al Krupski D_Cutchogue), who represents the North Fork, and Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac) who represents Shelter Island..

COURTESY PHOTO | Legislators Al Krupski D_Cutchogue), who represents the North Fork, and Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac) who represents Shelter Island..

Bridget Fleming for County Legislator
Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac), who represents Shelter Island and was elected in 2015, deserves another term in the Suffolk County Legislature. (more…)

05/01/17 2:00pm
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This could be a bad year for Suffolk County for Lyme disease — the malady that residents of the Island and the county were numbered among the earliest victims.

“Forbidding Forecast for Lyme disease in the Northeast,” was the title of a report last month on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.” Neither that program nor NPR are prone to exaggeration.

“Ticking time bomb … Lyme disease is set to explode in the U.S. this year,” was the headline this month of an article in a publication also known for careful journalism, New Scientist. (more…)

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10/31/16 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Supervisor Jim Dougherty

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Supervisor Jim Dougherty

Supervisor Jim Dougherty has been named as a member of a Suffolk County advisory panel that was recently re-established by the county Legislature in an effort to eradicate tick borne illnesses. (more…)

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04/28/14 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty will represent the Island and the East End as a member of Suffolk County's Tick Control Advisory Committee.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty will represent the Island and the East End as a member of Suffolk County’s Tick Control Advisory Committee.

Shelter Island will have a seat at the table when Suffolk County talks ticks.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty has been appointed to the county’s Tick Control Advisory Committee. Not only will he speak for Shelter Island, but for all neighboring municipalities in his role as chairman of the East End Supervisors and Mayors Association. (more…)