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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…)

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09/25/15 8:00am
Shelter Island Republican’s are eager to take on Democrats this fall on issues of money and transparency, said GOP Chairman Bob DeStefano Jr.

Shelter Island Republican’s are eager to take on Democrats this fall on issues of money and transparency, said GOP Chairman Bob DeStefano Jr.

Money will matter in the upcoming election for town supervisor.

And Republican candidate Art Williams can win on pocketbook issues, said Island GOP Chairman Bob DeStefano Jr. (more…)

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08/12/14 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO |  Arguing for a multi-pronged attacks on ticks are Deer & Tick Committee members, from left, Jim Colligan and Dr. Vincent DiGregorio.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |
Arguing for a multi-pronged attacks on ticks are Deer & Tick Committee members, from left, Jim Colligan and Dr. Vincent DiGregorio.

Shelter Island’s Deer & Tick Committee is close to completing a white paper it hopes will educate the community about tick-borne diseases and what is being done here to combat them.

Committee members generally favor a multi-faceted approach that includes use of 4-posters, culling the herd and educating the public. (more…)

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06/06/14 2:24pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Dr. Daniel Gilrein, an entomologist with Cornell Cooperative Extension, answered some Reporter’s questions on tick management.

COURTESY PHOTO | Dr. Daniel Gilrein, an entomologist with Cornell Cooperative Extension, answered some Reporter’s questions on tick management.

 

With the ongoing controversy over costs and effectiveness of the 4-poster program aimed at lessening the tick population on Shelter Island, the Reporter put questions to two leading experts. (more…)