03/06/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik favors local control of curriculum, promising he’ll always be setting the bar higher as his students achieve improved standards.

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Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik favors local control of curriculum, promising he’ll always be setting the bar higher as his students achieve improved standards.

Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik hasn’t read the entire HR5 bill that is meant to replace No Child Left Behind legislation, but he likes the intent — to put more decisions in the hands of local educators. (more…)

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03/05/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Whose that fellow with the earring. Why it’s Athletic Director Rick Osmer in 1995 when he kept a promise to the varsity basketball team that he’d have his ear pierced if the team remained undefeated in League VIII. They did, so he did.

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Whose that fellow with the earring. Why it’s Athletic Director Rick Osmer in 1995 when he kept a promise to the varsity basketball team that he’d have his ear pierced if the team remained undefeated in League VIII. They did, so he did.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Queen Elizabeth bestowed an honorary knighthood on famed CBS journalist and then director of the United States Information Agency Edward R. Murrow. (more…)

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03/04/15 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Marine contractor Jack Costello listens to advice from the Waterways Management Advisory Council on how to adapt a plan for dock design in Coecles Harbor so that it can muster support without setting precedents WMAC members want to avoid.

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Marine contractor Jack Costello listens to advice from the Waterways Management Advisory Council on how to adapt a plan for dock design in Coecles Harbor so that it can muster support without setting precedents WMAC members want to avoid.

Applicants seeking exceptions to the town code must make arguments based on physical characteristics of their property and not simply for what they may want.

That’s the message Councilman Peter Reich sent at Monday night’s Waterways Management Advisory Council meeting where he represents the Town Board as a liaison. (more…)

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03/04/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Shelter Island elementary school students need your votes for their video to win physical education equipment.

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Shelter Island elementary school students need your votes for their video to win physical education equipment.

When elementary school students took to the stage recently to show off their talents in both physical education and music, they didn’t know the video of the event could qualify them to win a contest that could net the school money for physical education equipment. (more…)