12/12/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.

“Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.”

That’s how new Superintendent Christine Finn captured the essence of her plans to move the district forward in meeting educational goals at the Board of Education’s Monday night meeting. (more…)

12/12/17 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The Shelter Island School Science Fair in full swing December 1.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The Shelter Island School Science Fair in full swing December 1.

It was a red letter day for several Shelter Island students who took home awards at the annual science fair on December 1. (more…)

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12/12/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Arthur Kornberg is credited with leading a team of scientists at Stanford University who synthesized DNA in a test tube.

San Diego, known as a snow-resistant city, had snow 44 years ago with surrounding mountain tops coated in white and temperatures that dropped to 19 degrees Fahrenheit.

Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson announced his retirement from politics and was succeeded by Pierre Trudeau.

The Beatles released “Christmas Time is Here Again.”

Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt was presumed to have drowned when he disappeared while swimming in rough seas at Cheviot Beach in Portsea, Victoria; his body was never found.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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12/11/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Richard Surozenski seeks re-election as a fire commissioner.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Richard Surozenski seeks re-election as a fire commissioner.

There’s only one open seat on the Board of Fire Commissioners  and incumbent Fire Commissioner Richard Surozenski is running unopposed for another five-year term. Voting takes place Tuesday evening between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Center Firehouse. (more…)

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12/04/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Richard Surozenski seeks re-election as a fire commissioner.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Richard Surozenski seeks re-election as a fire commissioner.

Is Elite Towers stalling in moving an application forward to construct a cell tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane? (more…)