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11/16/16 12:14pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A contentious meeting was held at Town Hall yesterday.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO A contentious meeting was held at Town Hall yesterday.

The normal sense of calm, civility and courtesy among Town Board members was broken at the Tuesday work session, replaced by raised voices, accusations and sarcasm.

A resident near the end of the meeting joined in, loudly castigating the board for wasting time and failing to act on important issues. (more…)

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11/08/16 7:00am

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Today is Election Day. All registered voters can cast their ballots at the Shelter Island School gym from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

There is only one local, contested race today, a seat on the Town Board between incumbent Democrat Mary Dudley and Republican challenger Amber Brach-Williams. (more…)

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11/04/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Polls are open Tuesday, November 8 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Shelter Island School.

COURTESY PHOTO Polls are open Tuesday, November 8 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Shelter Island School.

Just a few months ago it seemed the local election season on Shelter Island would be a quiet one. There is only one contested race, a seat on the Town Board between incumbent Democrat Mary Dudley and Republican challenger Amber Brach-Williams.

Both candidates, in their campaigns and at two public forums where they met face-to-face, were respectful and courteous to each other and engaged in a serious discussion of the issues.

But then the hyper-partisanship, personal attacks and vitriol of the presidential campaign seemed to seep into the Island’s quiet political life. (more…)

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07/08/15 8:00am
Commissioner of Public Works Jay Card Jr. gave the Town Board suggestions Tuesday on the best places to spend money promised by state representatives.

Commissioner of Public Works Jay Card Jr. gave the Town Board suggestions Tuesday on the best places to spend money promised by state representatives.

New York State money totaling about $350,000 is ticketed for Shelter Island.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty announced at Tuesday’s Town Board work session he’d heard from Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) that $25,000 had been “locked up” for the Island. An additional $100,000 has been promised by the office of State Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) for the Island. (more…)

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02/18/15 8:02am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Supervisor Jim Dougherty had strong words for Governo Andrew Cuomo at Tuesday's Town Board work session.

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Supervisor Jim Dougherty had strong words for Governo Andrew Cuomo at Tuesday’s Town Board work session.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty took Governor Andrew Cuomo to task at the Town Board’s Tuesday work session for what he characterized as threatening Shelter Island’s sovereignty. (more…)