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02/26/15 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The dock to nowhere. Pilings pulled from the bottom of Coecles Harbor by a combination of ice and tides made this dock one of February’s victims.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The dock to nowhere. Pilings pulled from the bottom of Coecles Harbor by a combination of ice and tides made this dock one of February’s victims.

Crankiness and cabin fever will vanish with a rise in temperatures, but the first stirrings of spring could make the Island’s infrastructure woes much worse. (more…)

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02/25/15 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board at Tuesday's work session. From left, Town Attorney Laury Dowd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Peter Reich. Not shown, Councilman Ed Brown.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session. From left, Town Attorney Laury Dowd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Peter Reich. Not shown, Councilman Ed Brown.

The Town Board discussed a question that parsed language and took a look back into history at its Tuesday work session.

The issue was defining differences between a private road and a right-of-way. Building Permits Coordinator Mary Wilson described it as being “in the realm of nothing is simple.” (more…)

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02/23/15 8:05am

 

BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty is leading an effort to secure a large state grant to ensure clean water for the future.

BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty is leading an effort to secure a large state grant to ensure clean water for the future.

The issue of antiquated or failing septic systems compromising the quality of ground water on the Island and surrounding bays has taken center stage.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty, as chairman of the East End Supervisors and Mayors Association, has sent a formal request to Governor Andrew Cuomo and the leaders of the New York State Legislature to spend $100 million to subsidize homeowners installing state-of-the art septic systems. (more…)