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08/14/14 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | The Plum Island Lighthouse, built in 1869, is in disrepair with no government money to restore it. Stories persist that it’s haunted.

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The Plum Island Lighthouse, built in 1869, is in disrepair with no government money to restore it. Stories persist that it’s haunted.

Tell people you’re visiting Plum Island and be prepared for a litany of the perils in store for you. You’ll be reminded of persistent rumors springing from dire biological experiments that have taken place there and that still might be going on.

Just one,“How interesting” would have been nice. (more…)

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08/12/14 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO |  Arguing for a multi-pronged attacks on ticks are Deer & Tick Committee members, from left, Jim Colligan and Dr. Vincent DiGregorio.

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Arguing for a multi-pronged attacks on ticks are Deer & Tick Committee members, from left, Jim Colligan and Dr. Vincent DiGregorio.

Shelter Island’s Deer & Tick Committee is close to completing a white paper it hopes will educate the community about tick-borne diseases and what is being done here to combat them.

Committee members generally favor a multi-faceted approach that includes use of 4-posters, culling the herd and educating the public. (more…)

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02/25/14 10:42am

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REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Farmers at work at Sylvester Manor. Executive Director Cara Loriz addressed the Irrigation Committee on the Manor farm's methods.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Farmers at work at Sylvester Manor. Executive Director Cara Loriz addressed the Irrigation Committee on the Manor farm’s methods.

The Irrigation Committee got a lesson at its February 20 meeting on how Sylvester Manor’s farm operation employs irrigation to limit water consumption while providing for the needs of its crop. (more…)