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01/04/19 8:00am

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The vote may not be official because of a lack of a quorum, but three members present at Wednesday morning’s Deer & Tick meeting voted to pay Nuisance Wildlife Control Officers (NWCO) for their licenses and insurance if they participate in the February and March hunt on the Island. (more…)

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12/21/15 10:00am
REPORTER ILLUSTRATION | Virtual attendance of town meetings might soon be on the way.

REPORTER ILLUSTRATION | Virtual attendance of town meetings by board members, who will be able to vote on issues remotely, might soon be on the way.

Three out of seven members of the Waterways Management Advisory Council will be unable to attend meetings during winter months and a fourth is likely to miss them.

To overcome the problem of absenteeism, the town is turning to its information technology team to explore using Skype or another video conference service to allow remote participation. (more…)

10/06/15 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTOCOURTESY PHOTO  Greenport psychologist Nanette Yavel successfully defended her doctoral thesis just five weeks after she underwent a kidney transplant.

COURTESY PHOTOCOURTESY PHOTO Greenport psychologist Nanette Yavel successfully defended her doctoral thesis just five weeks after she underwent a kidney transplant.

The prospect of defending a thesis to a panel of discerning advisers is enough to make any Ph.D. candidate sweat. Still, I’m willing to bet most of them haven’t done it from home, via Skype video software, just five weeks after receiving a kidney transplant. (more…)