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07/25/18 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Arthur Bloom outlined the status of the short-term rental law and registrations this summer for the Town Board at Tuesday’s work session.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Arthur Bloom outlined the status of the short-term rental law and registrations this summer for the Town Board at Tuesday’s work session.

Town Board members got an overview of the short-term rental (STR) legislation at Tuesday’s work session and will be looking at flaws that could lead to changes in the controversial law. (more…)

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12/09/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr.

Get real on roads
To the Editor:
I ask Supervisor Dougherty to, as he wrote, show us “the five miles of roads” that are paved every year (“Your Letters,” December 1).

And it’s impossible to have a real 10-year paving cycle, with a $130,000 budget. Following are the approximate budget figures for paving the Highway Department has had to work with over the last five years for 52 miles of town road:
$25,000 — 2012
$10,000 — 2013
$53,000 —2014
$0 —2015
$100,000 — 2016 (more…)

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11/28/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

In the best interest
To the Editor:
A recent editorial in the Reporter pointed out two areas of town governance and budget that needed serious consideration. We are writing to support the points expressed in the editorial and urge the Town Board to act expeditiously on these proposals.

First, we should increase Jay Card’s salary, over time, to make him competitive with those in a similar position in other East End towns. He is currently seriously underpaid and he is also doing an outstanding job with the Highway Department, the Recycling Center and with all of the town properties that fall under his domain in the Department of Public Works. (more…)

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09/13/16 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO School and town officials gather at the American Legion Post with Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr., who secured $500,000 in state funds to be used largely on a new septic system. Pictured front, from left, are Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott, Board of Education member Kathleen Lynch, Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino, Board members Mark Kanarvogel and Linda Eklund, school business official Tim Laube; back, from left, Town Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr., Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr., Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty, School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik and Director of Physical Education and District Operations Todd Gulluscio.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
School and town officials gather at the American Legion Post with Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr., who secured $500,000 in state funds to be used largely on a new septic system. Pictured front, from left, are Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott, Board of Education member Kathleen Lynch, Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino, Board members Mark Kanarvogel and Linda Eklund, school business official Tim Laube; back, from left, Town Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr., Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr., Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty, School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik and Director of Physical Education and District Operations Todd Gulluscio.

Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor) arrived at the American Legion Hall Monday morning to let town and school officials know they haven’t been forgotten. He did so to the tune of $500,000 from the state. A portion of the funds will be used to install a new septic system serving the Youth Center in the Legion Hall and Shelter Island School. (more…)