02/18/18 3:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO A simple word says it all about the goal of the Shelter Island School community.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
A simple word says it all about the goal of the Shelter Island School community.

When a student is called to the superintendent’s or principal’s office, it typically means trouble. Not the case for a group of students so far called to be honored for their random acts of kindness to others. (more…)

02/17/18 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Graduation photo of the new canine unit teams taken during the January 31 ceremony at Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

COURTESY PHOTO | Graduation photo of the new canine unit teams taken during the January 31 ceremony at Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

Thirteen canine and police officer teams graduated from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department explosives detection and anti-terrorism training at a January 31 ceremony at Grand Central Terminal in New York City. The canines are now official officers of the MTAPD and have small police shields affixed to their collars.

Among the new officers is Joey, a dog named in honor of U.S. Army First Lieutenant Joseph J. Theinert, a Shelter Island native who was killed by an IED in Afghanistan in 2010. Joey’s partner is MTAPD Officer Christopher Matias. (more…)