07/23/14 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | All smiles at the Center firehouse last Friday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | All smiles at the Center firehouse last Friday.

Fire Chief Will Anderson, above left, received a check Friday at the Center firehouse for $5,700 from Jolyon Fox Stern, CEO of Dewitt Stern Insurance.

The check was a grant from Fireman’s Fund Insurance. Chief Anderson said the money will go for public education, including literature and paying off equipment used in demonstrations for the public on fire safety.

At right is Lt. Warrren Baker, who was instrumental in acquiring the funds for the department

07/23/14 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | A silent auction offering: ‘Seeing things whole,’ bronze bald eagle sculpture by Walt Matia.

COURTESY PHOTO | A silent auction offering: ‘Seeing things whole,’ bronze bald eagle sculpture by Walt Matia.

The Nature Conservancy’s 31st annual benefit celebration for Mashomack Preserve will honor and celebrate Janet Gay Hawkins’ commitment to this special place — Mashomack: “Where They Go by Water.” (more…)

07/23/14 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Board of Education met Tuesday evening, appointing Jennifer Rylott as interim superintendent  through August of this year.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The Board of Education met Tuesday evening, appointing Jennifer Rylott as interim superintendent through August of this year.

Shelter Island School Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott was appointed interim superintendent of schools at Tuesday evening’s Board of Education meeting.

Ms. Rylott will hold the post effective July 28 through August 31, 2014.

She said she was “honored” to have the position and was looking forward to helping with “the transfer to a new superintendent.”

Last month School Superintendent Dr. Michael Hynes notified the BOE he was leaving the Island to take the job as superintendent of the Patchogue-Medford School District.

The BOE has been conducting a search to replace Dr. Hynes.

The board also announced Tuesday the hiring of Tyler Clark to a 26-week probationary appointment as a night custodial worker effective July 23. The job comes with a salary of $37,416.