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07/19/17 12:00pm
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JULIA BRENNAN PHOTO | Newly-appointed Mayor John J. Colby Jr. (right) signs oath book July 15, 2017 at Village Hall in Dering Harbor with village attorney, Joe Prokop (left) and Trustee Karen Kelsey looking on.

In a dizzying round of political musical chairs, John J. Colby Jr., the only one of the four members of the Village Board whose seat was not up for renewal in June’s tumultuous election, was appointed as Dering Harbor’s mayor Saturday, July 15 becoming the third person to hold that office in two weeks. (more…)

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07/03/17 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Dering Harbor Deputy Mayor Heather E. G. Brownlie (right) responds to a resident’s question at Saturday’s special meeting of the Village Board by indicating that Kirk Ressler (left) has been named mayor following the resignation of Tim Hogue, who was midway through his 13th two-year term when he resigned.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Dering Harbor Deputy Mayor Heather E. G. Brownlie (right) responds to a resident’s question at Saturday’s special meeting of the Village Board by indicating that Kirk Ressler (left) has been named mayor following the resignation of Tim Hogue.

Two days before three write-in candidates who beat incumbent trustees were to take office, the lame duck Village Board appointed one of its own as mayor of Dering Harbor.

The move replaced Tim Hogue, who resigned after the defeat of his party in a rancorous election. (more…)

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06/21/17 10:00am
JULIA BRENNAN PHOTO Elections officials Angela Corbett and Wade Badger review absentee ballots Tuesday night at Village Hall where three write-ins beat three incumbents in the trustee election.

JULIA BRENNAN PHOTO Elections officials Angela Corbett and Wade Badger review absentee ballots Tuesday night at Village Hall where three write-ins beat three incumbents in the trustee election.

In a stunning sweep, three write-in candidates — who had been sued by the mayor as part of an effort to keep their names off the ballot — unseated three incumbent trustees in the Village of Dering Harbor on Tuesday. Ballots were cast by all but four of the 81 registered voters in the state’s smallest municipality.

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06/08/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Mayor Tim HOgue

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Mayor Tim Hogue

The Village of Dering Habor’s reputation as a hotbed of election intrigue got a boost when its mayor, acting as a “citizen objector,” sued the Suffolk County Board of Elections (BOE), the village clerk and the three challengers seeking to unseat incumbent trustees in the upcoming election. (more…)