Mayor scuttles search committee, appoints director

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Abandoning a promise to convene a search committee, Brightwaters Mayor Joseph A. McNulty has elevated a veteran village employee to the position of director of the public works and highway department.

"There's no need for a search committee," McNulty said Monday. "I had somebody right there that's trained and ready to go."

McNulty appointed Michael Ackerson, a 12-year department employee...

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