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09/30/15 8:07am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board work session on Tuesday afternoon. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Peter Reich. Not shown, Councilman Ed Brown.

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The Town Board work session on Tuesday afternoon. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Peter Reich. Not shown, Councilman Ed Brown.

The Town Board presented a trifecta of punishment to Gary Baddeley at Tuesday’s work session, and Mr. Baddeley gladly accepted.

Matt Sherman, who represents the South Ferry Road property owner, said via speaker phone that his client is wiling to do mitigation work on illegal construction at his home, pay a fine of up to $5,000 and perform 20 hours of community service to be completed by the end of the year. (more…)

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05/27/15 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | PSEG officials Bob Parkinson, left and John O’Connell outlining an electrical substation plan for the Island at the Town Board work session Tuesday.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | PSEG officials Bob Parkinson, left and John O’Connell outlining an electrical substation plan for the Island at the Town Board work session Tuesday.

PSEG was selling. But Shelter Island wasn’t buying.

Several power company officials were back on the Island at Tuesday’s Town Board work session renewing, for the third time, a pitch to build an electrical substation off South Ferry Road on the site of the old highway department barn. The property is town-owned and the board would have to vote to sell or lease it to the power company for the project to proceed. (more…)

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03/12/14 10:20am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty is speaking with interested parties about either buying or leasing two town properties.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty is speaking with interested parties about either buying or leasing two town properties.

The town has put two properties it owns on the market.

One is a 1.23-acre parcel on Manwaring Road and the other is 4.1-acres on South Ferry Road. Supervisor Jim Dougherty said Tuesday the properties will be for sale or lease. He’s been in touch with interested parties and some kind of deal is “promising.” (more…)

04/08/13 5:00pm

COURTESY PHOTO | Corcoran’s top Island broker, Penelope Moore, has jumped to Hampton’s based Saunder’s & Associates.

Saunders & Associates, a leading independent real estate firm in the Hamptons, announced today  it has hired Corcoran Group senior vice president and Shelter Island broker Penelope Moore to open up Shelter Island for the firm.

Only weeks ago, the Corcoran Group welcomed Ms. Moore into its “Silver Circle” of top producers. Ms. Moore becomes a senior vice president at Saunders & Associates. It’s the same position she held at Corcoran.

Ms. Moore’s real estate career has spanned 30 years and she was among the top 5 percent of producers throughout Corcoran’s New York City, Hamptons and Shelter Island offices.

“I’m not a person that makes job changes quickly or easily,” Ms. Moore said. “I have a lot of affection for them,” she said about her former Corcoran colleagues. But Saunders “really impressed me with their track record” and half of their team are former Corcoran employees, she said. What attracted her to the Hamptons-based group was its approach to selling real estate that’s different from what other large firms do, she said.

At Corcoran, her listings appeared only on her own broker’s page, while Saunders places listings on all of its agents’ and brokers’ pages to get the maximum exposure, she said. She also likes that she has backup assistance to handle a lot of the paper work that consumes time she would rather be spending with clients.

Ms. Moore will be working out of a satellite office adjacent to the Candlelite Inn on South Ferry Road.

“Penelope is an important part of making inroads on Shelter Island,” said Andrew Saunders, founder and owner of the company. He noted that Shelter Island is a “unique market” that couldn’t simply be treated as an extension of the Hamptons.

Ms. Moore started her career in the entertainment industry in New York City in 1980 at the Screen Actors Guild where she interpreted employment contracts for producers and actors. She also worked in public relations at the American Film Institute in Washington, D.C.

After 1983, she negotiated contracts at two talent agencies until moving into the real estate field in the late 1980s.

“Real estate just seemed to be a natural progression,” Ms. Moore said about the career transition when she spoke to the Reporter in February about being named to Corcoran’s “Silver Circle.”

Ms. Moore initially joined Allan Schneider Real Estate, which later merged with the Corcoran Group. While working in the field in New York City, she handled commercial leasing in Midtown and later in lower Manhattan from Soho to the World Trade Center area.

Saunders & Associates is comprised of just 10 percent of the total number of brokers in the area, but the firm accounted for 34 percent of the more than $2 billion in residential real estate sales from Southampton to Montauk in 2012, according to story in Real Estate Rama. It was involved in 34 percent of residential real estate sales from Southampton to Montauk, the story said.

With Ms. Moore on board, Saunders is able to extend its influence into the Shelter Island market as it has done in the Hamptons, according to the company’s press release.

Ms. Moore’s former senior managing director at Corcoran, Joseph DeSane,  could not be reached for further comment.