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05/04/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | North Ferry boat

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | North Ferry boat

Wondering about those long lines to board North Ferry from Greenport? And sometimes even the trip back from Shelter Island has seen vehicles backed up almost to Bridge Street. Yet we haven’t even reached Memorial Day, considered the start of the summer tourist season. (more…)

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02/02/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The Town Board Friday holding a public hearing on proposed short-term rental legislation. From left, Assistant Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Amber Brach- Williams, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Town Attorney Laury Dowd.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The Town Board Friday holding a public hearing on proposed short-term rental legislation. From left, Assistant Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Amber Brach- Williams, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Town Attorney Laury Dowd. Several letters this week commented on the public hearing.

Where are we going?
To the Editor:

I read with great interest the recent online piece on the Island school being “susceptible to fiscal stress.” (more…)

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01/06/16 8:17am
MAY ELLEN McGAYHEY PHOTO Town officials after taking the oath of office Tuesday at Town Hall. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Receiver of Taxes Annmarie Seddio, Assessor Quinn Karpeh, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan, Councilwoman Mary Dudley and Assessor BJ Ianfolla.

MArY ELLEN McGAYHEY PHOTO | Town officials after taking the oath of office Tuesday at Town Hall. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Receiver of Taxes Annmarie Seddio, Assessor Quinn Karpeh, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan, Councilwoman Mary Dudley and Assessor BJ Ianfolla.

It was standing-room-only Tuesday in the Town Hall meeting room, as Judge Helen Rosenblum swore in town officials elected in November. (more…)

11/07/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Julie Lane

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Julie Lane

Has common sense disappeared or has my patience for foolishness waned?

I’m a political junkie and always have been. As I watch the comedy play out on the national stage, I can only celebrate that on the local level, we are blessed with many talented and caring people willing to give up time and energy to bring intelligence and thoughtfulness to the process of governing. (more…)