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04/21/15 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO United States Geological Survey representatives Ronald Busciolano and Irene Fisher provided some food for thought Monday afternoon about what it would cost the town to do measurements of water quality.

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United States Geological Survey representatives Ronald Busciolano and Irene Fisher provided some food for thought Monday afternoon about what it would cost the town to do measurements of water quality.

Shelter Island officials concerned about water quality won’t find it easy to choose an effective way of assessing current standards and tracking future changes without dipping further into their budget to pay for necessary testing. (more…)

04/21/15 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Side by side at last year’s Gift of Life fund raiser, Susan Binder (left) and Kathleen Lynch will likely be side by side on the Board of Education after the May 19 vote.

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Side by side at last year’s Gift of Life fundraiser, Susan Binder (left) and Kathleen Lynch will likely be side by side on the Board of Education after the May 19 vote.

Barring a write-in candidate, Susan Binder and Kathleen Lynch will be elected to Shelter Island’s Board of Education on May 19. (more…)

04/20/15 12:02pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik hadn’t expected almost half of eligible students to opt out of Common Core testing this month.

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Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik hadn’t expected almost half of eligible students to opt out of Common Core testing this month.

Shelter Island Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik was anticipating a few students might opt out of the Common Core state exams.  But statistics he confirmed Monday morning show  almost half the students in grades three to eight opted out of the tests. (more…)

04/17/15 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik finds music relaxes him. Over his shoulder is a picture of the World Trade Center towers where he helped with iron work on the pile at Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks.

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Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik finds music relaxes him. Over his shoulder is a picture of the World Trade Center towers where he worked on the pile at Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks.

If Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik has been under pressure in the past couple of months preparing his first-time budget for the Shelter Island School District, it’s nothing compared to what he’s been through. And as with past pressures, music is his escape. (more…)