03/02/15 10:00am
CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC

CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC

Words such as “crisis” and “urgent” often lose their currency when they’re spent by public officials as freely as sailors on sprees.

But credit Supervisor Jim Dougherty for pursuing an end to a fully realized crisis confronting the Island’s future in the form of polluted ground water and the waters that surround us. (more…)

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02/23/15 8:05am

 

BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty is leading an effort to secure a large state grant to ensure clean water for the future.

BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty is leading an effort to secure a large state grant to ensure clean water for the future.

The issue of antiquated or failing septic systems compromising the quality of ground water on the Island and surrounding bays has taken center stage.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty, as chairman of the East End Supervisors and Mayors Association, has sent a formal request to Governor Andrew Cuomo and the leaders of the New York State Legislature to spend $100 million to subsidize homeowners installing state-of-the art septic systems. (more…)

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02/18/15 8:02am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Supervisor Jim Dougherty had strong words for Governo Andrew Cuomo at Tuesday's Town Board work session.

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Supervisor Jim Dougherty had strong words for Governo Andrew Cuomo at Tuesday’s Town Board work session.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty took Governor Andrew Cuomo to task at the Town Board’s Tuesday work session for what he characterized as threatening Shelter Island’s sovereignty. (more…)

02/07/15 3:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. blasted PSEG today for its proposed rate hikes.

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Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. blasted PSEG today for its proposed rate hikes.

While town officials continue to hail a good relationship with PSEG and express optimism about finding an acceptable solution to providing reliable backup power to the Island, neighbors to our north and south are not so happy. (more…)