01/11/18 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO The school’s new business official, Idowu Ogundipe, opened the first budget meeting of 2018 at the Board of Education Monday.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
The school’s new business official, Idowu Ogundipe, opened the first budget meeting of 2018 at the Board of Education Monday.

Early numbers do not a budget make.

That’s the message Shelter Island Board of Education members and new business official, Idowu Ogundipe, delivered Monday night at the initial budget meeting, in which the first draft of costs for salaries and benefits for the 2018-19 school year were revealed. (more…)

01/09/18 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Eight Shelter Island students scored trophies at the January 3 DECA regional competition at Suffolk County Community College in Selden, while the team as a whole got some excellent experience that guidance teacher Martha Tuthill expects will serve them well in future competitions.

COURTESY PHOTO Surrounded by their teammates are eight Shelter Island students who scored trophies at the January 3 DECA regional competition at Suffolk County Community College in Selden. They are, front row from left, Francesca Frasco, Abby Kotula and Lindsey Gallagher and second row from left, Lyng Coyne, Isabella Sherman, Emma Teodoru, Tyler Gulluscio and Brandon Valasquez.

When school guidance counselor Martha Tuthill arrived on Shelter Island from the Greenport School District, she brought with her some ideas that had not yet taken root here. Among them was involving Island students in the annual DECA contest — previously known as Distributive Education. (more…)

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01/09/18 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

English model, writer and political activist Heather Mills — considered for a Nobel Prize in 1996 for her work on behalf of amputees hurt in land mind explosions — and former wife of Beatle Paul McCartney, was born in Aldershot, Hampshire.

Lyle Menendez, who would be convicted in 1996 with his brother Erik of killing their parents, was born in New York City.

Beatles Film Production Ltd. changed its name to Apple Film Production Ltd.

The night version of Hollywood Squares premiered on NBC.

The Green Bay Packers defeated the Oakland Raiders 33-14 in Super Bowl II played at the Miami Orange Bowl.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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01/08/18 4:30pm
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REPORTER FILE PHOTO

While temperatures remained at below freezing on Monday, Islanders might well have experienced it as balmy compared with what they faced in the wake of a snow storm that reportedly dumped between 12 and 14 inches of snow here Thursday and high winds that made it feel between -10 to -20 degrees over the weekend. (more…)