01/26/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Snow glistening the trees in Silver Beach.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Snow glistening the trees in Silver Beach.

Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty declared and signed  ‘a state of emergency” document this afternoon.

The declaration gives the town certain necessary powers during emergencies and implements the town’s Emergency Operations Plan.

Below is a copy of the official document. (more…)

01/26/15 2:23pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A fierce blizzard scheduled to hit the Island tonight,has resulted in more town closings.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A fierce blizzard scheduled to hit the Island tonight,has resulted in more town closings.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty has just announced that Town Hall will be closed tomororw, January 27, including the weekly Town Board work session.

Essential town services, such as the police and highway departments will be operational through the blizzard, Mr. Dougherty said.

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01/26/15 12:00pm

 

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Mimi Brennan with granddaughter Kara keeping an eye on her from the end table.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Mimi Brennan with granddaughter Kara keeping an eye on her from the end table.

Mimi Brennan is a woman in charge.

Directing a visitor to make herself comfortable, she said, “Sit anywhere. Just not on the pinecones.” (more…)

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01/26/15 10:07am

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A crowded IGA parking lot this morning in light snow, as residents stocked up on supplies. The IGA and other retailers reported plentiful stocks in front of the storm, and the police, highway and fire departments were prepared for the worst.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A crowded IGA parking lot this morning in light snow, as residents stocked up on supplies. The IGA and other retailers reported plentiful stocks in front of the storm, and the police, highway and fire departments were prepared for the worst.

Gary Gerth walked across the IGA parking lot about 8:30 this morning through a light, drifting snow.

He was going to stock up on milk and bread, but was the opposite of the paranoid, terrified man searching for the two staples in the viral YouTube video. (more…)