06/17/14 4:50pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Daniel Haffel of Johnson Controls outlined plans fore energy projects it guaranteed would  save more money than it costs to implement changes to the school building.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Daniel Haffel of Johnson Controls outlined plans for energy projects it guaranteed would save more money than it costs to implement changes to the school building.

The Shelter Island Board of Education gave the go-ahead Monday night to McClave Engineering of Bohemia to start work on the design of a new heating and ventilation system for the school.

The BOE intends to pay for the extensive project by floating a $1.6 million bond in September. (more…)

06/11/14 10:40am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Unveiling Tuesday of a mural commissioned by Jamie Figenbaum (right) to honor her parents, Alfred and Maud Figenbaum. It was painted by artist Catherine Brigham and hangs in the Shelter Island Elementary School wing.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Unveiling Tuesday of a mural commissioned by Jamie Figenbaum (right) to honor her parents, Alfred and Maud Figenbaum. It was painted by artist Catherine Brigham and hangs in the Shelter Island Elementary School wing.

Jamie Figenbaum loves Shelter Island.

So did her parents, Alfred and Maud Figenbaum, who were married here many years ago and brought her to the Island when she was only four. That’s why she wanted to offer the students of Shelter Island a lasting memory by commissioning a mural that artist Catherine Brigham created for the elementary school wing. (more…)

06/10/14 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Michael Hynes' last day will be July 28.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Michael Hynes’ last day will be July 25.

Word spread rapidly across Shelter Island Sunday when it was reported that Superintendent Michael Hynes would be leaving the district in July.

His next stop is the superintendent’s post in the Patchogue-Medford School District.
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06/08/14 8:54pm
Nominee Matt Dunning, left, and winner Drew Garrison of Shelter Island High School. They co-starred in 'Young Frankenstein.' (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Teeny Award nominee Matt Dunning, left, and winner Drew Garrison of Shelter Island High School. They co-starred in ‘Young Frankenstein’ this April. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Before announcing the two ties at the 12th Annual East End Arts Teeny Awards Sunday afternoon, presenters asked the audience not to clap until both names were read.

But once the large group of Islanders who traveled all the way to Longwood High School for the ceremony heard the name Drew Garrison, they erupted in immediate applause.   (more…)