JULIE LANE PHOTO Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board Chairman Gordon Gooding
It had been estimated that the town had $440,000 to spend on projects in 2017 aimed at improving and protecting water.
But Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board Chairman Gordon Gooding reported last week that the actual amount the town could have spent in 2017 was $410,550. Former supervisor Jim Dougherty had put forth the $440,000 estimate for water quality projects in 2017. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The cost of a first class stamp went from 5 to 6 cents.
Dr. Benjamin Spock and Yale Chaplain William Sloan Coffin were among those indicted by a Boston grand jury on charges of conspiracy to encourage violations of the draft law and both were convicted.
Dr. Norman Shumway performed the first United States heart transplant at Stanford University.
The Beatles “Magical Mystery Tour” went to number one on the music charts and stayed there for eight weeks.
Carrie Ann Inaba, American choreographer best known for her role as a judge on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
And on Shelter Island . . .
PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION The candidates for Town board in 2017. Clockwise from lower left, Albert Dickson, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Gary Gerth, Marcus Kaasik and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams.
It was a relatively quiet campaign season on Shelter Island to fill two Town Board seats and elect a supervisor.
Republican Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams, running for reelection, was considered such a shoo-in that she wasn’t even challenged by the Democrats, who put up Albert Dickson, chairman of the town’s Water Advisory Committee, as the only Democrat challenging for the two seats. Councilwoman Chris Lewis announced early on she was retiring, and the GOP put up political newcomer Marcus Kaasik to run. (more…)
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Supervisor Jim Dougherty
To the Editor:
A significant, happy and tax saving event on the shared services front – the mandate Governor Cuomo handed down early this year to “inefficient, small New York State Town Governments” to get into shared services, “or else.” (more…)
Preliminary reports from absentee ballots counted over the weekend from Shelter Island’s November 7 election indicate that Democrat Albert Dickson has taken the lead over Republican Marcus Kaasik for a Town Board seat. (more…)