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12/09/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Town Councilman Ed Brown is stepping down at the end of the year. The process is underway to choose his successor.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Town Councilman Ed Brown is stepping down at the end of the year. The process is underway to choose his successor.

Correction: In the original post of this story, Councilman Ed Brown’s term was inaccurately reported. The person to replace him will serve one year, for the third year of Mr. Brown’s four-year term. There will be an election in November 2016 for what would have been Mr. Brown’s fourth year.

Four people are choosing who will take Councilman Ed Brown’s place on the Town Board.

Nine candidates have applied through the Town Clerk’s office and have been interviewed over the last two weeks by Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Councilman-elect Jim Colligan. They are now in the process of selecting Mr. Brown’s replacement on the board. (more…)

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11/03/15 11:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Two Democrats elected to the Town Board Tuesday night. Jim Colligan, left, won his bid for a Town Councill seat and Supervisor Jim Dougherty was re-elected for a fifth term

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Two Democrats elected to the Town Board Tuesday night. Jim Colligan, left, won his bid for a Town Councill seat and Supervisor Jim Dougherty was re-elected for a fifth term.

Democratic Supervisor Jim Dougherty won re-election Tuesday night for a fifth term, defeating former supervisor Republican Art Williams with 60.5 percent of the vote.

With 264 absentee ballots still to be counted, according to election officials, Mr. Dougherty tallied 610 votes to 394 for Mr. Williams, or 39 percent of votes cast. (more…)

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11/03/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Polls are open at the Shelter Island School today until 9 p.m.

COURTESY PHOTO | Polls are open at the Shelter Island School today until 9 p.m.

Polls opened at 6 a.m. at the Shelter Island School this Election Day 2015.

Democratic incumbent Supervisor Jim Dougherty is being challenged by former supervisor Art Williams, who is running on the Republican line. (more…)

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10/27/15 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Three candidates for two Town Board seats debated the issues Sunday at the Shelter Island School in a forum sponsored by the League of Women voters of Shelter Island and the Shelter Island Association. From left, Jim Colligan, Councilman Paul Shepherd and Emory Breiner

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Three candidates for two Town Board seats debated the issues Sunday at the Shelter Island School in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island and the Shelter Island Association. From left, Jim Colligan, Councilman Paul Shepherd and Emory Breiner.

The debate between three candidates for two spots on the Town Board started slowly, and not just because one participant was late.

Republican Emory Breiner was in the school building, but not in the auditorium when the “Meet the Candidates Forum,” sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island and the Shelter Island Association, was scheduled to begin Sunday afternoon. (more…)

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10/26/15 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Republican challenger for supervisor Art Williams, left, debated incumbent Democrat Jim Dougherty at a "Meet the Candidates Forum" sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island and the Shelter Island Association Sunday in the school's auditorium.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Republican challenger for supervisor Art Williams, left, debated incumbent Democrat Jim Dougherty at a “Meet the Candidates Forum” sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island and the Shelter Island Association Sunday in the school’s auditorium.

No fireworks, no confrontations.

And few new proposals were aired in a debate at the school’s auditorium Sunday between the two candidates running for town supervisor, Democratic incumbent Jim Dougherty and former supervisor Republican Art Williams.

The one fresh idea expressed at the “Meet the Candidates Forum” was by Mr. Dougherty who proposed employing a fire marshal.

In the hour-long session sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island and the Shelter Island Association, moderated by LWV Treasure Kathleen Minder, Mr. Dougherty and Mr. Williams both ran on their records. (more…)