PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION
Candidates for supervisor and Town Board seats. Front row, from left, Marcus Kaasik, Supervisor Gary Gerth and Mike Bebon. Back row, from left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilman Jim Colligan, Gerry Siller and Julia Romanchuk Weisenberg.
Gary Gerth for supervisor
Two fine public servants are vying for the job of supervisor on Tuesday.
Democrat Gerry Siller, a local businessman, former town supervisor and former member of the School Board, is dedicated to making the Island a better place.
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO
A different take
To the Editor:
On behalf of South Ferry Company and those we serve, I thank the town officials for inviting us to travel by boat to visit a proposed dock expansion site at a narrow part of West Neck Creek (“Reporter is banned from boat excursion,” September 6). (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The public meeting room of Town Hall.
A cheery berth for Gary Gerth
After the last several divisive years on the Island, as elsewhere, Codger wishes the newly-elected supervisor good tidings as he deals with a number of critical issues left over from previous administrations, including water quality, ticks, deer and that never-ending complication called short-term rentals. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Bob DeStefano Jr.
Shelter Island’s next town attorney will be Bob DeStefano Jr.
Mr. DeStefano, who recently resigned as chairman of the Shelter Island Republican Party, managed Supervisor-elect Gary Gerth’s successful bid for the town’s top office in November. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Victorious Republicans toasting their sweep in the Town Board election Tuesday night. Raising glasses at the American Legion Hall moments after hearing the election results, are, from left, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams, Supervisor-elect Gary Gerth and Town Councilman-elect Marcus Kaasik.
In a stunning upset, Republican Gary Gerth, a newcomer to Shelter Island politics, defeated Supervisor Jim Dougherty who was making a bid for a sixth term. (more…)