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10/29/14 10:16am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board heard a request for information from PSEG Tuesday at its work session. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board heard a request for information from PSEG Tuesday at its work session. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown.

A resident who had been in the forefront questioning PSEG’s plans to construct a substation on the Island for backup electricity needs asked the Town Board Tuesday for an explanation of the power company’s silence on the issue. (more…)

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10/22/14 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Highway Superintendent and Public Works Commissioner Jay Card answered last minute questions from Town Board members Tuesday as they worked to solidify their 2015 budget.

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Highway Superintendent and Public Works Commissioner Jay Card answered last minute questions from Town Board members Tuesday as they worked to solidify their 2015 budget.

Shelter Island taxpayers are likely to be looking at a 6 percent increase in spending based on budget modifications recommended by Town Board members in the past week. (more…)

10/10/14 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Irrigation Committee Chairman Thom MIlton addressing the town board Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Ed Brown. Not seen, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Councilman Peter Reich.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Irrigation Committee Chairman Thom MIlton addressing the town board Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Ed Brown. Not seen, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Councilman Peter Reich.

From the beginning, when the Shelter Island Irrigation Committee was formed, there were complaints of wasting time and heated discussions among members that turned nasty. One member threatened to walk out of a meeting in the middle of an argument and, in fact, another member resigned after one session because of what she perceived as a toxic atmosphere. (more…)