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07/01/15 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Summer Building Department intern Kiera Nissen, working on implementation of the newly minted irrigation law, gave the Town Board a summary Tuesday of progress she’s made.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Summer Building Department intern Kiera Nissen, working on implementation of the newly minted irrigation law, gave the Town Board a summary Tuesday of progress she’s made.

35-2.

No, it’s that’s not a Shelter Island Bucks baseball score blowout. Rather, it’s the number of permits that have been approved to use existing irrigation systems versus two that have been denied because of tests revealing excessive chloride levels. (more…)

06/12/15 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Peter Reich

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Peter Reich

Peter Reich
It was with sadness that we learned that Peter Reich wouldn’t run for re-election to the Town Board. In a farewell letter to his constituents, Mr. Reich cited his health, the belief in term limits and more time devoted to his business and with people close to him as reasons to bow out of public life. (more…)

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04/22/15 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Democrat Jim Colligan is running for a seat on the Town Board.

COURTESY PHOTO |
Democrat Jim Colligan is running for a seat on the Town Board.

The campaign season officially opened Tuesday on Shelter Island with the Democrats announcing their slate of candidates for the November election.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty will seek reelection for a fifth term, a decision he pointed to in a recent Reporter Island profile by feature writer Charity Robey. (more…)

03/02/15 10:00am
CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC

CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC

Words such as “crisis” and “urgent” often lose their currency when they’re spent by public officials as freely as sailors on sprees.

But credit Supervisor Jim Dougherty for pursuing an end to a fully realized crisis confronting the Island’s future in the form of polluted ground water and the waters that surround us. (more…)