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05/10/17 8:20am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Councilwoman Chris Lewis was absent.

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The Town Board at its work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Councilwoman Chris Lewis was absent.

At Tuesday’s Town Board work session, Supervisor Jim Dougherty made a brief apology for telling a controversial joke at the April 22 State of the Town luncheon sponsored by the Shelter Island League of Women Voters (SILWV).

The joke was about a woman who was sexually assaulted and indicated that she enjoyed it. (more…)

05/05/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island School Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott, and Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island School Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott, and Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik.

A pitch for the Island
We applaud the Shelter Island School District for making an effort — and following through — to encourage parents who send their children to school off-Island to seriously consider enrolling them in school here. (more…)

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05/05/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

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A joke?
To the Editor:
Supervisor Dougherty recently spoke at an event hosted by the Shelter Island League of Women Voters (“Supe sees septic as top issue,” April 27). It was reportedly attended by more than 100 people, including high school students.

During his speech, he told a “joke” that featured bestiality, a woman attacked and raped, or as Mr. Dougherty put it, “ravished.” The punch line was the woman being asked if it hurt. “Yes,” she said, “he, [the rapist] never calls.” (more…)

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04/24/17 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Supervisor Jim Dougherty at the Ram’s Head Inn Sunday giving the ‘State of the Town’ address

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Supervisor Jim Dougherty at the Ram’s Head Inn Sunday giving the ‘State of the Town’ address

The need to replace aged septic systems on the Island could surpass the crisis of tick-borne diseases as a priority on Shelter Island.

That’s according to Supervisor Jim Dougherty, who spoke to more than 100 people Sunday at the Ram’s Head Inn for the annual State of the Town address, sponsored by the Shelter Island League of Women Voters. (more…)

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09/25/15 10:00am
Democratic Chair Heather Reylek is focusing on organization to keep the supervisor’s seat and gain a Town Board slot in November.

Democratic Chair Heather Reylek is focusing on organization to keep the supervisor’s seat and gain a Town Board slot in November.

Talk about ready.

Shelter Island Democratic Party Chairwoman Heather Reylek said she’s been ready for the November election since April.

The party lined up its candidates then and began raising funds for the campaign in May.
She wanted an early start, Ms. Reylek said, because she didn’t want fundraising conflicts with the many civic organizations that typically rely on the summer months to raise money for their causes. (more…)