03/11/19 10:00am

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Community Housing Board Chairwoman Mary-Faith Westervelt

The Democrats were first out of the gate for the 2019 election, naming former Supervisor Gerry Siller as the party’s challenger to incumbent Republican Gary Gerth, and Michael Bebon for a Town Board seat. Councilman Jim Colligan will also run for another term on the Democratic line. (more…)

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04/07/17 2:00pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO  | The cast of 'Curtains.'

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | The cast of ‘Curtains.’

Spring for Shelter Island means many things but one of the most enduring and inspirational signs of the season is the Shelter Island School play.

This annual community event was once again a smashing success last weekend with the production of “Curtains” playing to full houses  The production  sparked  conversations in offices, shops and at the post offices about the charming, brilliantly produced and acted production. (more…)

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12/30/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Ed Brown.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Ed Brown.

To say that Councilman Ed Brown played his cards close to the vest might be an understatement.

A Town Board colleague was speaking with friends of Mr. Brown and his wife, Cheryl, about a meal they had with the Browns on an August evening. Less than 24 hours later, Mr. Brown surprised everyone by announcing he would resign his seat.

“He didn’t mention a word about resigning” at dinner with his friends, the colleague said. (more…)

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12/09/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Town Councilman Ed Brown is stepping down at the end of the year. The process is underway to choose his successor.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Town Councilman Ed Brown is stepping down at the end of the year. The process is underway to choose his successor.

Correction: In the original post of this story, Councilman Ed Brown’s term was inaccurately reported. The person to replace him will serve one year, for the third year of Mr. Brown’s four-year term. There will be an election in November 2016 for what would have been Mr. Brown’s fourth year.

Four people are choosing who will take Councilman Ed Brown’s place on the Town Board.

Nine candidates have applied through the Town Clerk’s office and have been interviewed over the last two weeks by Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Councilman-elect Jim Colligan. They are now in the process of selecting Mr. Brown’s replacement on the board. (more…)

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09/10/15 12:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd is running for reelection to the Town Board.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd is running for reelection to the Town Board.

To the question why they were running, all three candidates relied on time-honored and safety-tested answers.

Jim Colligan and Emory Breiner, both challenging for a Town Board seat on November 3, said they’re seeking election because they were asked to run.

Councilman Paul Shepherd, the incumbent whose hat is in the ring for another term on the board, said he’s in the race because there is still work to complete. (more…)