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05/10/17 8:20am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Councilwoman Chris Lewis was absent.

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The Town Board at its work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Councilwoman Chris Lewis was absent.

At Tuesday’s Town Board work session, Supervisor Jim Dougherty made a brief apology for telling a controversial joke at the April 22 State of the Town luncheon sponsored by the Shelter Island League of Women Voters (SILWV).

The joke was about a woman who was sexually assaulted and indicated that she enjoyed it. (more…)

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03/06/15 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO |  Jim Dougherty with his dog, K.J. — the white bit of fur wedged next to his left hip — at home on Shelter Island.

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Jim Dougherty with his dog, K.J. — the white bit of fur wedged next to his left hip — at home on Shelter Island.

There is a difference between getting into other people’s business, and seeing to the People’s business, a distinction that Jim Dougherty appreciates.

In his years as a litigator, mergers and acquisitions professional, community leader and now as Shelter Island Town Supervisor, Jim has inserted himself into the heart of controversy like a seafood fork in a split lobster and pulled out the prize. (more…)