11/07/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Disturbing but not surprising news came out of an East Hampton Town Board meeting last week.

It was learned that a program that would have pilots fly routes into and out of East Hampton’s airport that severely limits airtime over residential communities was a spectacular failure. But it wasn’t due to bureaucratic foul ups or incompetence. The program was doomed to failure before the first take off. (more…)

05/01/14 2:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | At the The Town Board work session Tuesday Supervisor Jim Dougherty voiced two green ideas that might be a good fit for Shelter Island.From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Mr. Dougherty and Councilman Ed Brown.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | At the The Town Board work session Tuesday Supervisor Jim Dougherty voiced two green ideas that might be a good fit for Shelter Island.From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Mr. Dougherty and Councilman Ed Brown.

In a wide ranging discussion at Tuesday’s Town Board work session, topics as varied as ZBA ordered setbacks and World Falun Dafa Day were aired.

But two items brought up by Supervisor Jim Dougherty, touched on briefly but with a promise for more depth later, could be two building blocks to ensure the Island is a green and safe fortress for future generations. (more…)