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…)

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03/02/15 8:00am
Clarissa Williams

Clarissa Williams

Cheers, Clarissa
To the Editor:
I took note of the unfortunate death of Clarissa Williams and wanted to tell a short story. Clarissa was one of the great personalities on Shelter Island. I knew her well before she went to work at Pat and Steve’s and there is little doubt that she was a very important part of their great success. (more…)

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02/03/15 4:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board at its Tuesday work session. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown. Not shown in photo, Councilwoman Chris Lewis.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board at its Tuesday work session. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown. Not shown in photo, Councilwoman Chris Lewis.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty said PSEG is leaning toward revisiting a tunnel project from the North Fork to the Island for “enhancing future power capacity for Shelter Island.” (more…)

01/26/15 2:23pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A fierce blizzard scheduled to hit the Island tonight,has resulted in more town closings.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A fierce blizzard scheduled to hit the Island tonight,has resulted in more town closings.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty has just announced that Town Hall will be closed tomororw, January 27, including the weekly Town Board work session.

Essential town services, such as the police and highway departments will be operational through the blizzard, Mr. Dougherty said.

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01/14/15 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Shelter Island Town Board in work session Tuesday. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Ed Brown. Councilman Peter Reich was absent. Councilman

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Shelter Island Town Board in work session Tuesday. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Ed Brown. Councilman Peter Reich was absent.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty said essential financial and environmental figures are favoring Shelter Island. (more…)