05/15/18 9:59pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Triumphant team Superintendent Christine Finn, Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino and Business Official Idowu Ogundipe celebrate passing Shelter Island’s $11.7 million budget for the 2018-19 school year.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Christine Finn, Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino and Business Official Idowu Ogundipe after voters passed Shelter Island’s $11.7 million budget for the 2018-19 school year.

As expected,  the Shelter Island School District $11.7 million budget passed comfortably Tuesday night. The vote was 192 in favor and 93 opposed.

Incumbent Board of Education member Kathleen Lynch, running unopposed,  was re-elected to a second three-year term, garnering 231 votes. (more…)

05/15/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Three young Shelter Island thespians performed Saturday night at the Young Artists and Writers Project program at the Stony Brook Southampton Avram Theater as part of the East End Middle School program to demonstrate their talents. The three — (l-r) Olivia Overstreet, Emma Martinez and Evan Schack — performed in a play called “The Space Schism.”

COURTESY PHOTO Three young Shelter Island thespians performed Saturday night at the Young Artists and Writers Project program at the Stony Brook Southampton Avram Theater as part of the East End Middle School program to demonstrate their talents. The three — (l-r) Olivia Overstreet, Emma Martinez and Evan Schack — performed in a play called “The Space Schism.”

It was an evening that demonstrated the talents of middle school students from four East End schools, including Shelter Island, as three students from here performed at Stony Brook’s Southampton Avram Theater. (more…)

05/08/18 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School

No potential town voters turned up Monday night at the public hearing on the proposed $11.7 million budget for the 2018-19 Shelter Island School District budget. There had been no questions about the spending plan at previous budget work sessions. (more…)

05/02/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr.

COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr.

UPDATE: A day after Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) announced sponsorship of a bill to eliminate standardized test results given to students as a criterion for evaluating teacher performances, he announced the bill had been passed.

Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) is co-sponsoring legislation to change the way in which the state evaluates teachers’ and administrators’ performances. (more…)