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08/09/17 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Placing permethrin-soaked rollers onto a feeding stand of a 4-poster unit.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Placing permethrin-soaked rollers onto a feeding stand of a 4-poster unit.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty came loaded for bear on the issue of deer and ticks at Tuesday’s Town Board work session. (more…)

08/05/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dering Harbor Village Hall.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dering Harbor Village Hall.

If the newly minted leaders of the Village of Dering Harbor were to author a training session for municipal officials it might have the title: “Everyone’s a Critic: How to Conduct Village Elections and Stay Sane During the Process.”

That’s the actual title of a seminar being offered by the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials (NYCOM) as part of its fall training program in Saratoga Springs. While Dering Harbor’s new mayor and trustees could probably teach that class, the inexperienced team could learn a great deal attending some of the many other sessions on offer. (more…)

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07/19/17 12:00pm
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JULIA BRENNAN PHOTO | Newly-appointed Mayor John J. Colby Jr. (right) signs oath book July 15, 2017 at Village Hall in Dering Harbor with village attorney, Joe Prokop (left) and Trustee Karen Kelsey looking on.

In a dizzying round of political musical chairs, John J. Colby Jr., the only one of the four members of the Village Board whose seat was not up for renewal in June’s tumultuous election, was appointed as Dering Harbor’s mayor Saturday, July 15 becoming the third person to hold that office in two weeks. (more…)

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07/03/17 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Dering Harbor Deputy Mayor Heather E. G. Brownlie (right) responds to a resident’s question at Saturday’s special meeting of the Village Board by indicating that Kirk Ressler (left) has been named mayor following the resignation of Tim Hogue, who was midway through his 13th two-year term when he resigned.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Dering Harbor Deputy Mayor Heather E. G. Brownlie (right) responds to a resident’s question at Saturday’s special meeting of the Village Board by indicating that Kirk Ressler (left) has been named mayor following the resignation of Tim Hogue.

Two days before three write-in candidates who beat incumbent trustees were to take office, the lame duck Village Board appointed one of its own as mayor of Dering Harbor.

The move replaced Tim Hogue, who resigned after the defeat of his party in a rancorous election. (more…)

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08/17/16 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Town Board members (from left) Mary Dudley, Paul Shepherd and Chris Lewis joined Planning Board members Emory Breiner and John Kerr Tuesday morning at this property at 71 Nostrand Parkway to discuss open issues affecting applications for a special permit and wetlands permit. Among the issues is resolving ownership since it appears the two structures on the site are listed in different names.

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Town Board members (from left) Mary Dudley, Paul Shepherd and Chris Lewis joined Planning Board members Emory Breiner and John Kerr Tuesday morning at this property at 71 Nostrand Parkway to discuss open issues affecting applications for a special permit and wetlands permit. Among the issues is resolving ownership since it appears the two structures on the site are listed in different names.

The Town Board anticipates implementing mandatory suspension of aquifer-fed lawn watering by early next week.

Despite some heavy rains in the past week, the Island continues to face drought conditions and a turnaround isn’t likely before the winter, according to long range forecasts, prompting the decision that came at Tuesday’s work session to put the matter to a vote next Tuesday. (more…)