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07/08/19 4:30pm

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is investigating whether a local business is pumping out water from concrete trucks at one of its locations and possibly creating a toxic situation. (more…)

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07/12/17 9:58am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel speaking at the Town Board works session Tuesday.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel speaking at the Town Board works session Tuesday.

A review by the Town Board at its Tuesday work session to fine-tune a planned survey of residents on tick-borne diseases and controlling the deer population turned, as it has for years whenever the subject is broached, to an argument over the safety and effectiveness of the 4-poster program. (more…)

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10/05/16 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Town Engineer John Cronin.

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Town Engineer John Cronin.

About 5 percent of what’s going directly into the aquifer every day is sewage.

That’s the word from Town Engineer John Cronin, who went before Tuesday’s Town Board work session to stress greater efforts to replace aged septic and cesspool systems with newly develop technology. (more…)

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08/11/16 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Placing  permethrin-soaked rollers onto a feeding stand of a 4-poster unit.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO  Placing permethrin-soaked rollers onto a feeding stand of a 4-poster unit.

When Tyler Heiden Jones and Amedeo Teseo bought their house on Shelter Island, it was to be a retreat from New York City and eventually a place to retire. Now they’re questioning if they made a mistake.

What’s troubling Mr. Heiden Jones and Mr. Teseo is the Island’s ongoing use of 4-poster units — feeding stands that brush deer with a tickicide, permethrin — meant to reduce the tick population and the diseases they carry. (more…)

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08/21/15 12:00pm
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Hippy Hive HoneyBee Cooperative member Sarah Shepherd (left), who has been keeping bees for about five years, will be at Shelter Island’s Green Expo Saturday, August 22 to explain the importance of the bees in our food supply.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Hippy Hive HoneyBee Cooperative member Sarah Shepherd (left), who has been keeping bees for about five years, will be at Shelter Island’s Green Expo Saturday, August 22 to explain the importance of the bees in our food supply.

Advocates of environmentally safe practices are ready to bring green living front and center at the Shelter Island Green Options Advisory Committee’s Sixth Annual Green Expo.

The event will coincide with the Fire Department’s Annual Country Fair on Saturday, August 22, and run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (more…)