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11/16/16 12:14pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A contentious meeting was held at Town Hall yesterday.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO A contentious meeting was held at Town Hall yesterday.

The normal sense of calm, civility and courtesy among Town Board members was broken at the Tuesday work session, replaced by raised voices, accusations and sarcasm.

A resident near the end of the meeting joined in, loudly castigating the board for wasting time and failing to act on important issues. (more…)

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08/03/16 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Councilwoman Mary Dudley led the discussion at Tuesday's Town Board work session on legislating short-term rentals.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Councilwoman Mary Dudley led the discussion at Tuesday’s Town Board work session on legislating short-term rentals.

The magic number by which a rental would be considered short-term could be 13.

At their Tuesday work session, Town Board members discussed legislation setting regulations to cover short-term rentals.

Councilwoman Mary Dudley led the discussion through 16 points meant to guide her colleagues to a final decision. (more…)

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01/14/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd was called 'rude' and offensive at the Tuesday Town Board work session.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd, shown here at an earlier meeting, was called ‘rude’ and offensive at the Tuesday Town Board work session.

At the end of the Town Board work session Tuesday, a resident took Councilman Paul Shepherd to task for what she termed his “rudeness,” “arrogance” and “downright offensive behavior” toward a colleague.

Mr. Shepherd gave as good as he got. (more…)

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10/28/15 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Peter Reich. Not shown, Councilman Ed Brown.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Peter Reich. Not shown, Councilman Ed Brown.

At its work session Tuesday, the Town Board  looked at the case of a property on Peconic Avenue, owned by William King, which Building Inspector Chris Tehan had discovered violated environmental law by building in restricted wetlands.

Mr. Tehan issued a stop work order on construction when he discovered that the owner was building a patio in the restricted area without a wetland or a building permit. (more…)

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09/15/15 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Ken Pysher of the Water Advisory Committee questioned Monday if the town code is lacking in restrictions on constructing pools near wetlands.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Ken Pysher of the Water Advisory Committee questioned Monday if the town code is lacking in restrictions on constructing pools near wetlands.

The Water Advisory Committee wants to meet with the Conservation Advisory Council to determine if there’s a hole in the town code that needs to be plugged.

The subject is swimming pool construction in areas adjacent to wetlands. (more…)