PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION The candidates for Town board in 2017. Clockwise from lower left, Albert Dickson, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Gary Gerth, Marcus Kaasik and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams.
It was a relatively quiet campaign season on Shelter Island to fill two Town Board seats and elect a supervisor.
Republican Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams, running for reelection, was considered such a shoo-in that she wasn’t even challenged by the Democrats, who put up Albert Dickson, chairman of the town’s Water Advisory Committee, as the only Democrat challenging for the two seats. Councilwoman Chris Lewis announced early on she was retiring, and the GOP put up political newcomer Marcus Kaasik to run. (more…)
BY LOIS B. MORRIS & CATHY ANN KENNY
All Shelter Islanders: Take responsibility for your community and vote! And while you’re at it, turn over your ballot, where you’ll find three propositions for your consideration. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Candidates for Town Council, from left, Marcus Kaasik, Albert Dickson and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams at the candidates forum Sunday in the school auditorium.
There were no fireworks or serious disagreements at Sunday afternoon’s candidates forum at the school auditorium.
Sponsored by the Shelter Island Association and the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island, the forum featured three candidates for Town Council and two for supervisor who agreed on what constituted the critical issues facing the Island and, for the most part, how to solve problems. (more…)
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To the Editor:
The Reporter’s editorial is not the half of it (“What was the point?” May 4).
At an earlier Shelter Island League of Women Voters (SILWV) State of the Town luncheon, I led off with one of Governor Mario Cuomo’s favorite stories that he told many times. Boss Murphy stopping in a Catholic Church on the way to Tammany Hall, praying for “wisdom,” “compassion” and “kindness,” concluding, “We’ll steal the rest.”
In front of students and constituents, this display of bigotry against the Irish and condoning of theft and bribery was scandalous — perhaps there should be an independent investigation of the supervisor? (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty, right, and candidate Art Williams, will debate the issues Sunday at the Shelter Island School auditorium.
Themes already developing in the race for Shelter Island supervisor will be aired out in full as the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island and the Shelter Island Association host a candidate forum this Sunday, October 25.
Democrat incumbent Supervisor Jim Dougherty will debate Republican challenger and former supervisor Art Williams in the Shelter Island School’s auditorium scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. League President Lois B. Morris said the event could stretch another hour, depending on the number of questions from the audience. (more…)