04/24/14 2:29pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Michael Hynes expressed pleasure at learning that he is to be honored with the Phi Delta Kappa International Friends of Education Award in June for his demonstrating leadership, research and service to his field.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Michael Hynes expressed pleasure at learning he is to be honored with the Phi Delta Kappa International Friends of Education Award in June for demonstrating leadership, research and service to his field.

 

Shelter Island Board of Education members felt they had a winner when they selected Dr. Michael Hynes as superintendent of the district three years ago. Their opinions were confirmed this week when they learned Dr. Hynes has been selected for the Phi Delta Kappa International Friends of Education Award that goes to educators who demonstrate leadership, research and service within their communities. (more…)

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04/23/14 12:09pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Soon to be buried, this tank at a house on Gardiners Bay Drive could be used to hold water or other substances such as fuel.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |
Soon to be buried, this tank at a house on Gardiners Bay Drive could be used to hold water or other substances such as fuel.

John Hallman has kept searching for an answer to provide potable water to those residents who don’t have it.

And now Mr. Hallman believes he’s found a solution that’s being implemented in Ohio: a rainwater or hauled-water supply cistern designed to improve and protect the health of that state’s residents. (more…)

04/21/14 5:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Board of Education President Stephen Gessner

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Board of Education President Stephen Gessner

In a small community like Shelter Island, it’s impossible to avoid all potential conflicts of interest, so typically members of various boards recuse themselves from voting on issues where they have a personal interest.

The latest incidence of a potential conflict brought to the Reporter’s attention was the appointment of Kathleen Minder as school district business manager while her husband, Dr. Stephen Gessner, serves as Board of Education president. (more…)

04/18/14 3:03pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Becky Smith at her Shelter Island Florist shop stands ready to fill your Easter order and to help you prepare for spring plantings.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |
Becky Smith at her Shelter Island Florist shop stands ready to fill your Easter order and to help you prepare for spring plantings.

Perhaps a furious and prolonged winter has taken its toll on Shelter Island restaurant owners. Just a few of them are planning to open for Easter dinner. But enough will be operating to give you choices if you want to avoid staying home and doing the cooking yourself. (more…)