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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…)

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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…)