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09/02/15 10:07am

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Resident Vincent Novak, left, presenting Supervisor Jim Dougherty with a sample of Fresh Pond’s water at the Town Board’s work session Tuesday.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Resident Vincent Novak, left, presenting Supervisor Jim Dougherty with a sample of Fresh Pond’s water at the Town Board’s work session Tuesday.

Did he drink pond water? Yes, Supervisor Jim Dougherty said, he did.

Twice.

But Vincent Novak, who gave the supervisor a sample of water from Fresh Pond at Tuesday’s Town Board work session, said Mr. Dougherty merely put a paper cup to his lips and didn’t drink. (more…)

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09/02/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Ed Brown reflected on his years of service, and wanted to scotch a rumor or two.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Ed Brown reflected on his years of service, and wanted to scotch a rumor or two.

To say that Councilman Ed Brown plays his cards close to the vest might be an understatement.

A Town Board colleague heard from friends of Mr. Brown and his wife, Cheryl, who had had dinner with the Brown’s Monday night, less than 24 hours before Mr. Brown surprised everyone by announcing he would resign his seat. “He didn’t mention a word about resigning” to his friends, the colleague said. (more…)

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08/28/15 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Lynne Colligan carries on a family tradition as she joins the Zoning Board of Appeals.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Lynne Colligan carries on a family tradition as she joins the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Most in the community know Lynne Colligan as an English teacher in the Shelter Island School District.

Now she is the newest member of the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals, replacing Patricia Shillingburg, who resigned in July after 15 years. (more…)

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08/28/15 8:00am
PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK

PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK

A public hearing on a proposed ordinance restricting construction, landscaping and related noise on the weekends in the Village of Dering Harbor was cut short by Mayor Tim Hogue on Saturday, August 15 when a lawyer demanded to be heard on a different topic, not related to the local law. (more…)

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08/26/15 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO |  The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed methods to limit the size of houses.

COURTESY PHOTO |
The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed methods to limit the size of houses.

At Tuesday’s Town Board work session, Councilwoman Chris Lewis noted that you can’t be in the post office for very long these days without “someone telling you how Shelter Island is changing before their eyes. We’re just trying to put a few brakes on.”

She was speaking of a subcommittee made up of herself, Town Attorney Laury Dowd and Councilmen Paul Shepherd and Peter Reich who have been tasked to come up with plans to reduce the sizes of new houses on the Island. (more…)