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12/04/16 3:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Supervisor Jim Dougherty takes issue with his colleagues on road paving.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Supervisor Jim Dougherty takes issue with his colleagues on road paving.

Real questions
To the Editor:
As your supervisor, I am committed to properly maintaining our roads as well as all our infrastructure. The town has about 52 miles of roads under its jurisdiction and this year I have budgeted $130,000 for their maintenance, and in the 2017 budget, just adopted, $130,000 as well. With other budget lines, this customarily covers routine maintenance of all roads, as well as repaving on a 10-year cycle — in other words about five miles a year. (more…)

12/04/16 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

A world expert on horseshoe crabs is worried about their extinction after 455 million years of life on Earth — largely because the crab has become a delicacy in some Asian nations. (more…)

12/03/16 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I certainly did — cooking my turkey here and then bringing it to my 95-year-old mother’s house in Northport. Other guests showed up and we had a wonderful time.

This was one of the few times I cooked a bird that had been frozen. I always thought fresh killed was better.

No one seemed to taste a difference. (more…)

12/03/16 11:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

If you know, let us know. Send your responses to [email protected] or phone at (631) 749-1000, extension 18. (more…)