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The public meeting room of Town Hall.
A cheery berth for Gary Gerth
After the last several divisive years on the Island, as elsewhere, Codger wishes the newly-elected supervisor good tidings as he deals with a number of critical issues left over from previous administrations, including water quality, ticks, deer and that never-ending complication called short-term rentals. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Bob DeStefano Jr.
Shelter Island’s next town attorney will be Bob DeStefano Jr.
Mr. DeStefano, who recently resigned as chairman of the Shelter Island Republican Party, managed Supervisor-elect Gary Gerth’s successful bid for the town’s top office in November. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Victorious Republicans toasting their sweep in the Town Board election Tuesday night. Raising glasses at the American Legion Hall moments after hearing the election results, are, from left, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams, Supervisor-elect Gary Gerth and Town Councilman-elect Marcus Kaasik.
In a stunning upset, Republican Gary Gerth, a newcomer to Shelter Island politics, defeated Supervisor Jim Dougherty who was making a bid for a sixth term. (more…)
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The political season is up and running on Shelter Island, with Democratic and Republican committees announcing some newcomers for the November ballot. (more…)
Bob DeStefano Jr. is now the head of the Shelter Island Republican Committee, replacing Amber Williams, who held the job for the past four years. Mr. DeStefano is the son of the GOP’s candidate for supervisor, Bob DeStefano, who unsuccessfully sought the office in November.
The younger Mr. DeStefano, 42, is an attorney in private practice serving clients on both Shelter Island and in Mineola.
Ms. Williams will continue serving the committee a party treasurer, a post that had been held by Paul Mobius. Mr. Mobius wanted to pass the job on and Ms. Williams said she had the abilities as an accountant to take it on. She also is treasurer of the Shelter Island Fire District.
“I think it’s good to have turnover — fresh ideas,” she said about Mr. DeStefano’s ascension as party leader.
For the complete story, see the February 9 Reporter.