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12/27/16 11:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Short-term rentals, many of them booked through online services, consumed much of the Town Board's time in 2016

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Short-term rentals, many of them booked through online services, consumed much of the Town Board’s time in 2016

The Town Board meets almost every Tuesday of the year in work sessions and presides over regular meetings about twice a month, taking on issues for discussion and drafting and voting on new legislation.

In 2016, the board aired concerns on, among other topics, preservation of the Island’s heritage and site plan review for new commercial ventures; crafted a budget for 2017; looked into the need — or not — of allocating extra funds for road paving; and discussed the short-term rental situation that consumed the board’s time and energy from early June and is still unresolved. (more…)

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05/04/16 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board in work session Tuesday. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Mary Dudley.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board in work session Tuesday. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Mary Dudley.

The owner of the St. Gabriel’s property has set a deadline for the fate of the chapel that has been on the grounds for nearly eight decades. (more…)

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04/04/16 4:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Town Engineer John Cronin, after an extensive examination of the chapel at St. Gabe's, reported it can be moved to a new location without fear of destruction.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Town Engineer John Cronin, after an extensive examination of the chapel at St. Gabe’s, reported it can be moved to a new location without fear of destruction.

St. Gabriel’s Chapel can be moved to a new location and preserved.

Town Engineer John Cronin, after an extensive on-site examination on March 28, has submitted a report to Supervisor Jim Dougherty that states the 78-year-old chapel is “generally sound structurally” and has “no obvious structural issues that would preclude removal … from its foundation.” (more…)

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03/23/16 12:00pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | St. Gabriel’s Chapel.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO |
St. Gabriel’s Chapel.

There’s a good chance the chapel can be saved.

After it was revealed that Richard Hogan, the owner of the 25-acre St. Gabriel’s property where the 78-year old chapel stands, had plans to demolish it and just keep parts of it, including the stained glass windows, Supervisor Jim Dougherty said Monday that the town would seek grants to preserve it. (more…)