01/19/17 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Sophia Strauss was honored at the Tuesday Board of Education meeting for her work helping the Haitian  victims of Hurricane Matthew.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Sophia Strauss was honored at the Tuesday Board of Education meeting for her work helping the Haitian victims of Hurricane Matthew.

Earlier this month the Board of Education rolled out preliminary plans for developing its 2017-18 budget with a promise that it wouldn’t pierce the tax cap. On Tuesday night the school board had a look at the initial spending plans for administration. (more…)

01/14/17 3:00pm
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal last week for free tuition at SUNY and CUNY schools has roots going back nearly two centuries in this region, to 1847 and the founding of the Free Academy of the City of New York, which became City College.

It was later dubbed “the poor man’s Harvard.”

It was a highly attractive centerpiece of the presidential campaign last year of U.S. Senator Bernard Sanders (I-Vermont) who was with Mr. Cuomo when he announced his plan. (more…)

01/03/17 10:37am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School

For those who have suffered through three years of anxiety about whether the Shelter Island School could sustain its broken heating and cooling system, the 2016-17 school year represented success. (more…)

12/13/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Student Olivia Yeaman at the Board of Education meeting Monday night, speaking about the  advantages of  a mindfulness program she hopes will become part of every student’s day at Shelter Island School.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Student Olivia Yeaman at the Board of Education meeting Monday night, speaking about the advantages of a mindfulness program she hopes will become part of every student’s day at Shelter Island School.

Concerned about students who, with their parents, have opted for education off-Island, the Shelter Island School’s administration and Board of Education are trying to get a handle on their motivations and what can be done to entice them to attend Shelter Island School. (more…)