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04/01/15 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Council member Ken Pysher says test wells are trending up.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Water Advisory Council member Ken Pysher says test wells are trending up.

With most of the snow finally gone allowing access to test wells on Shelter Island, Water Advisory Commission member Ken Pysher reports a trend upwards except at Big Ram where the downturn from recent readings this year was “insignificant.” (more…)

04/01/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Nurse Mary Kanarvogel explains the importance of immunizations to protect children and their classmates.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Nurse Mary Kanarvogel explains the importance of immunizations to protect children and their classmates.

“To me, it’s not even a question.”

That’s Shelter Island School Nurse Mary Kanarvogel on the controversy about immunizing children prior to their enrolling in school. (more…)

03/31/15 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik orchestrating the finishing touches on the school district budget Monday night. He’ll be discussing possible cuts with Board members at hearings on April 8, 13 and, if needed, April 15.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik explaining the finishing touches on the school district budget Monday night. He’ll be discussing possible cuts with Board members at hearings on April 8, 13 and, if needed, April 15.

With the current proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year standing at about $11.3 million, the Board of Education will meet at least twice before the April 22 date when they must adopt a proposal to be submitted to voters in May. (more…)

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03/31/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A private group has raised $25,000 toward a goal of $40,000 to fund a fireworks show this summer.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A private group has raised $25,000 toward a goal of $40,000 to fund a fireworks show this summer.

Beware of what you want. You may get it. The old proverb is exactly what a small group of Islanders are facing this week as they near their goal to perpetuate the annual Shelter Island Fireworks display, in what would be its 58th year. (more…)