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05/30/17 8:00am
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Cannot stand
To the Editor:
Supervisor Dougherty’s catalogue of prejudice (Your Letters,“Warming Up,” May 11), a dissembling attempt to expand and thereby dilute his inappropriate remarks, cannot stand without comment.

I was at that lunch.

The “joke” was a cringe-worthy, racist, sexist story of a gorilla escaping a zoo to rape a white woman who was then disappointed that “he didn’t text afterwards.” (more…)

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05/12/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Cathy Ann Kenny at her Silver Beach home.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Cathy Ann Kenny at her Silver Beach home.

Cathy Ann Kenny made a home improvement last year, installing a gas fireplace to replace the standard wood-burning hearth that came with her Silver Beach home. It changed her life.

“Now, it’s super easy — there’s a remote for the damn thing,” she said. “But when I had to use wood, I had a fire every weekend. Now I rarely turn it on.”

It’s just not in this woman’s nature to take a shortcut. (more…)

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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…)

05/05/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island School Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott, and Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island School Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott, and Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik.

A pitch for the Island
We applaud the Shelter Island School District for making an effort — and following through — to encourage parents who send their children to school off-Island to seriously consider enrolling them in school here. (more…)

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05/05/17 10:00am
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A joke?
To the Editor:
Supervisor Dougherty recently spoke at an event hosted by the Shelter Island League of Women Voters (“Supe sees septic as top issue,” April 27). It was reportedly attended by more than 100 people, including high school students.

During his speech, he told a “joke” that featured bestiality, a woman attacked and raped, or as Mr. Dougherty put it, “ravished.” The punch line was the woman being asked if it hurt. “Yes,” she said, “he, [the rapist] never calls.” (more…)