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01/26/16 8:00am
LEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Near white out conditions on Bridge Street at the height of Saturday's blizzard,

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Near white out conditions on Bridge Street at the height of Saturday’s blizzard.

Mother Nature was kind to the Island last weekend.

With snow accumulation totals anywhere from 10 inches to a foot, “We didn’t get hammered like they did farther west,” Highway Department Superintendent Jay Card Jr. said.

Nevertheless, highway crews were out early Saturday, worked through the night and were back on the streets Sunday morning mopping up. All roads were passable early on during the blizzard for first responders, a good thing since they had little difficulty getting to a house fire on Penny’s Path Saturday afternoon. (more…)

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12/09/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Town Councilman Ed Brown is stepping down at the end of the year. The process is underway to choose his successor.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Town Councilman Ed Brown is stepping down at the end of the year. The process is underway to choose his successor.

Correction: In the original post of this story, Councilman Ed Brown’s term was inaccurately reported. The person to replace him will serve one year, for the third year of Mr. Brown’s four-year term. There will be an election in November 2016 for what would have been Mr. Brown’s fourth year.

Four people are choosing who will take Councilman Ed Brown’s place on the Town Board.

Nine candidates have applied through the Town Clerk’s office and have been interviewed over the last two weeks by Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Councilman-elect Jim Colligan. They are now in the process of selecting Mr. Brown’s replacement on the board. (more…)

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11/03/15 11:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Two Democrats elected to the Town Board Tuesday night. Jim Colligan, left, won his bid for a Town Councill seat and Supervisor Jim Dougherty was re-elected for a fifth term

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Two Democrats elected to the Town Board Tuesday night. Jim Colligan, left, won his bid for a Town Councill seat and Supervisor Jim Dougherty was re-elected for a fifth term.

Democratic Supervisor Jim Dougherty won re-election Tuesday night for a fifth term, defeating former supervisor Republican Art Williams with 60.5 percent of the vote.

With 264 absentee ballots still to be counted, according to election officials, Mr. Dougherty tallied 610 votes to 394 for Mr. Williams, or 39 percent of votes cast. (more…)