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09/04/18 4:30pm
SUSAN CAREY DEMPSEY PHOTO Ken Walker can’t resist the seafood buffet with Village Hall in background.

SUSAN CAREY DEMPSEY PHOTO
Ken Walker can’t resist the seafood buffet.

As September signaled its arrival with a welcome cooling in temperature, the mayor and trustees of the Village of Dering Harbor hosted an end-of-summer cocktail party for residents on the grounds of Village Hall.

The gathering marked the close of a season and equally served to mark a softening in the atmosphere that had pervaded village relations in recent years. (more…)

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06/20/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Village of Dering Harbor Mayor Betsy Morgan

COURTESY PHOTO Village of Dering Harbor Mayor Betsy Morgan

Voters in Dering Harbor elected Betsy Morgan mayor on June 19 and re-elected Trustees Karen Kelsey and Patrick Parcells. The slate had run unopposed. There were four blank ballots cast and one write-in vote for Mayor John T. Colby, who was not seeking re-election. (more…)

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06/12/18 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dering Harbor Village Hall.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dering Harbor Village Hall.

Trustees of the Village of Dering Harbor convened a special meeting on June 9 and passed two resolutions.

In the first, the board thanked Hap Bowditch for his service to the village as they accepted his resignation as operator of the Village water plant effective June 15. (more…)

02/11/18 3:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | An image of Shelter Island in steel takes shape in Hap Bowditch’s studio.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | An image of Shelter Island in steel takes shape in Hap Bowditch’s studio.

When Harry “Hap” Dawson Bowditch agreed to speak at the Shelter Island Library’s Friday Night Dialogues, he didn’t know where to begin. As a lifelong Islander and a descendant of one of the original Shelter Island families, he is an authority on the history of Shelter Island. He’s also an expert on the Island’s development because of his career working for his contractor father and for the Highway Department.

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