04/21/19 3:00pm

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO A sunset at Shell Beach.

After the news story I wrote last week about the Deer and Tick Committee’s vote to reject the idea of burning on public lands to control ticks appeared, many responded remembering the good old days “when we burned and there did not seem to be as many ticks as there are now.”

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07/09/18 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Eugene McCarthy was cheered at the Washington State Democratic convention, but when the votes were counted, it was Vice President Hubert Humphrey who won the votes from that state and ultimately went on to win the Democratic nomination for the presidency. He subsequently lost in the general election to President Richard Nixon.

William Styron’s “The Confessions of Nat Turner” was a best seller and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize.

Center fielder Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants was named Most Valuable Player of the All Star Game, becoming the first player to be so named twice.

The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz married model Samantha Juste.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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07/17/17 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

The experts agree, this is a banner year for tick populations on the East End. And with ticks comes not just Lyme Disease, but a whole host of tick borne ailments and illnesses such as babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and the alpha-gal red meat allergy, which comes specifically from the Lone Star Tick. (more…)