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09/29/14 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty is expected to present his draft budget for 2015 to his colleagues this week.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty is expected to present his draft budget for 2015 to his colleagues this week.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty will present a draft budget to the Town Board this week that proposes a 4 percent increase in spending. But that’s not written in stone, since his colleagues will make suggestions in the course of budget meetings beginning next week. (more…)

09/29/14 8:00am

 

COURTESY PHOTO Greg Clements and a 45-inch bass caught on a surface popper on an early morning trip to Plum Gut.

COURTESY PHOTO
Greg Clements and a 45-inch bass caught on a surface popper on an early morning trip to Plum Gut.

The striped bass fishery along the East Coast from Maine through the Carolinas is in serious trouble and stands a very good chance of flatlining as it did in the 1980s. (more…)