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04/22/15 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Democrat Jim Colligan is running for a seat on the Town Board.

COURTESY PHOTO |
Democrat Jim Colligan is running for a seat on the Town Board.

The campaign season officially opened Tuesday on Shelter Island with the Democrats announcing their slate of candidates for the November election.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty will seek reelection for a fifth term, a decision he pointed to in a recent Reporter Island profile by feature writer Charity Robey. (more…)

04/04/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Staff Reporter Julie Lane was named Writer of the Year by NYPA and took a first place prize for Coverage of the Environment.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Staff Reporter Julie Lane was named Writer of the Year by NYPA and took a first place prize for Coverage of the Environment.

A looming election in Dering Harbor to be followed soon after by the silly season attending most November campaigns typically takes us away from focusing on governing and turns to handicapping the horse race.

And who doesn’t love a good race? We get to engage in how realistic the claims of incumbents are as they take credit for every popular advancement the government has made, blame someone else for the failures and speak in glowing terms about plans for the future. (more…)