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03/22/17 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Deputy Supervisor Chris Lewis, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Supervisor Jim Dougherty was absent.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Deputy Supervisor Chris Lewis, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Supervisor Jim Dougherty was absent.

The town is considering hiring a fire marshal and adding another employee to the building department.

The topics were discussed in a private — or executive — session after the public work session Tuesday, but were not listed as reasons for closing the doors to the public. (more…)

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03/08/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

After months of ugly confrontations over crafting short-term rental (STR) regulations, culminating in a Town Board work session a week ago that descended into an obnoxious shouting match, Supervisor Jim Dougherty said Tuesday he was seeking to “heal the wounds in our community a bit.” (more…)

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02/27/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A deer brushing against a permetrin soaked post as it feeds at a 4-poster unit. State funds could be on the way to maintain the program.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
A deer brushing against a permethrin-soaked post as it feeds at a 4-poster unit. State funds could be on the way to maintain the program.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty has informed the Town Board there could be state money flowing to the town for the battle against tick-borne diseases. (more…)

02/24/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Boiling over

“Threats.” “Collusion.” “Hate speech.”

This is some of the language being used as the Town Board prepares to draft and vote on legislation to regualte homeowners who rent their properties for short-term stays.

It gets worse, with particularly vile, unsubstantiated accusations being aired, but won’t be repeated here because there’s no profit in throwing gasoline on a dumpster fire. (more…)