BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The start of the 38th annual Shelter Island 10K.
Shelter Island witnessed a heroic community effort on Saturday, June 17, when individuals, groups, the Police Department and town government worked seamlessly for the common good.
They, along with the crowds of Islanders who showed up on a less-than-perfect summer day to take part in the 10K, and the inspiring athletes of all ages levels and conditions, made it a day to remember. (more…)
The name itself had become toxic. It was only a matter of time before New York followed the lead of other states, like Florida, and rebranded the educational standards with a fresh name.
Welcome to “Next Generation Learning Standards.” It doesn’t roll off the tongue quite like Common Core, and doesn’t fit on a posterboard as easily, which is probably how state officials prefer it. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Is tourism a benefit or a curse?
The latter, for sure, when the obnoxious, the over-privileged and the boorish descend on the Island with no idea where they are, who they’re dealing with, and treat locals as members of the servant class. (more…)
A few years ago a reporter from this paper on assignment to do a Memorial Day story, visited the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale where those who fought and died in America’s wars are buried.
He came upon Roberto Gonzalez, a Vietnam veteran and a caretaker of the cemetery, washing and polishing headstones, working alone in the aisles of white marble. Mr. Gonzalez said that when cleaning, “I like to do it by myself. Do it right.” (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island School Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott, and Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik.
A pitch for the Island
We applaud the Shelter Island School District for making an effort — and following through — to encourage parents who send their children to school off-Island to seriously consider enrolling them in school here. (more…)