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10/11/17 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Candidates for Town Council, from left, Marcus Kaasik, Albert Dickson and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams at the candidates forum Sunday in the school auditorium.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Candidates for Town Council, from left, Marcus Kaasik, Albert Dickson and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams at the candidates forum Sunday in the school auditorium.

There were no fireworks or serious disagreements at Sunday afternoon’s candidates forum at the school auditorium.

Sponsored by the Shelter Island Association and the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island,  the forum featured three candidates for Town Council and two for supervisor who agreed on what constituted the critical issues facing the Island and, for the most part, how to solve problems. (more…)

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05/12/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Warming up
To the Editor:
The Reporter’s editorial is not the half of it (“What was the point?” May 4).

At an earlier Shelter Island League of Women Voters (SILWV) State of the Town luncheon, I led off with one of Governor Mario Cuomo’s favorite stories that he told many times. Boss Murphy stopping in a Catholic Church on the way to Tammany Hall, praying for “wisdom,” “compassion” and “kindness,” concluding, “We’ll steal the rest.”

In front of students and constituents, this display of bigotry against the Irish and condoning of theft and bribery was scandalous — perhaps there should be an independent investigation of the supervisor? (more…)

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10/22/15 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty, left, and candidate Art Williams, will debate the issues Sunday at the Shelter Island School auditorium.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty, right, and candidate Art Williams, will debate the issues Sunday at the Shelter Island School auditorium.

Themes already developing in the race for Shelter Island supervisor will be aired out in full as the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island and the Shelter Island Association host a candidate forum this Sunday, October 25.

Democrat incumbent Supervisor Jim Dougherty will debate Republican challenger and former supervisor Art Williams in the Shelter Island School’s auditorium scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. League President Lois B. Morris said the event could stretch another hour, depending on the number of questions from the audience. (more…)

10/10/15 8:00am
PHOTO: IM FREE IMAGES/STOCK | Airbnbs on the Island? Codger is on the case

PHOTO: IM FREE IMAGES/STOCK | Airbnbs on the Island? Codger is on the case

Codger hates to admit that he was shocked — shocked! —  to read last month that the Island shelters scores of unlicensed bed-and-breakfasts, but he has been stewing about it ever since.

Now, when he patrols the Rock with his canine escort, they are alert to the clues of underground rooming houses — flocks of cars in a driveway, moony couples eating banana cake on a porch, drifty shoulder-to-shoulder bicyclists, the clink of ice in newly installed wet bars. The dog takes notes. (more…)

04/08/14 8:12am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty will speak and take questions on the town's financial situation and other pending issues this Sunday at the Ram's Head Inn.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty will speak and take questions on the town’s financial situation and other pending issues this Sunday at the Ram’s Head Inn.

The League of Women Voters of Shelter Island will host their 7th annual State of the Town address on Sunday, April 13 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at a luncheon at the Ram’s Head Inn. (more…)