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06/21/17 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Not shown, Councilwoman Chris Lewis.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO  |  The Town Board at its work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Not shown, Councilwoman Chris Lewis.

At its Tuesday work session the Town Board discussed the “creep factor” at Crescent Beach now that summer is in full swing.

It’s not what you’re thinking. (more…)

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06/14/17 8:00am
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO

There’s promising news in the way of grants for Islanders whose aged septic tanks need replacement.

The newly established Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board, at its June 1 meeting, was leaning toward awarding grants to offset the cost to residents of updating their septic systems. But before funds can leave town coffers, the board has to determine how and when the grants would be given. Members also must establish a way to ensure that after new systems are installed, they are properly maintained by homeowners. (more…)

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06/12/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Water testing at Sylvester Manor by United States Geological Survey chief scientist Fred Stumm, sitting,with colleagues, from left, Marie Zuck, Robert Welk and Michael Como

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Water testing at Sylvester Manor by United States Geological Survey chief scientist Fred Stumm, sitting,with colleagues, from left, Marie Zuck, Robert Welk and Michael Como

There’s promising news in the way of grants for Islanders whose aged septic tanks need replacement. (more…)

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06/01/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Women’s rights
To the Editor:
I read the reporting and letters to the editor regarding the “joke” Supervisor Dougherty told (“Dougherty apologizes for ‘lame humor,’” May 11). I have heard that offensive “joke” in so many contexts that I have become desensitized to it, which is the problem with such jokes. (more…)

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05/31/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO A similar public restroom, shown above, is slated to be installed at Volunteer Park for a cost of $122,000.

COURTESY PHOTO A similar public restroom, shown above, is slated to be installed at Volunteer Park.

“Should I call my lawyer?” Supervisor Jim Dougherty asked Dory owner Jack Kiffer, who was standing at the end of Tuesday’s Town Board work session with a question.

“You better,” Mr. Kiffer replied. (more…)