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Town Engineer John Cronin, center. At left, Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr.
In an ideal world, the retirement of two of the town’s major officials wouldn’t happen concurrently.
But the world is not ideal, Town Engineer John Cronin said, explaining why he will leave his town post within a couple of months after Highway Superintendent and Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. leaves office on March 31. (more…)
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Councilman Paul Shepherd
Councilman Paul Shepherd leaned forward, his elbows on the table, his face covered with his hands.
He remained in that position for about two minutes as his colleague, Councilman Jim Colligan, spoke at Tuesday’s Town Board work session. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Town Engineer John Cronin.
Shelter Island officials should seriously consider hiring a full-time engineer to meet the town’s needs, Town Engineer John Cronin told the Capital Projects/Grants Committee last week. (more…)
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Justice Helen Rosenblum administered the oath of office to colleague Mary-Faith Westervelt as Ms. Westervelt’s husband Brian stood by her side and Supervisor Gary Gerth joined in the swearing in ceremony.
If it was a quiet election time locally last November, it was time last week to celebrate two town officials elected without opposition who took their oaths of office among relatives and friends at the Town Board’s January 2 reorganizational meeting.
Town Engineer John Cronin, presenting a 17-point “Pure Water Action Plan” to the Town Board at its Tuesday work session, told members that it was the first “concerted effort to start looking more carefully at water issues.” (more…)