REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dragging for ticks at Mashomack to count the insects.
BY JOHN RASWEILE
As a young scientist, I trained as a post-doctoral fellow with the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Long before Babesia became part of our local lexicon, I was searching for this and other causes of zoonotic diseases (i.e., those transmissible from animals to man) in the jungles and rural areas of Colombia. I therefore have a particular appreciation for the dangers posed by the current prevalence of ticks and tick-borne diseases on Long Island. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO | “It’s an arduous journey we’ve been on,” said Board of Education President Stephen Gessner on the recently completed budget deliberations.
After three months of pouring through numbers, determined to keep educational programs intact while not piercing the state-imposed tax cap, the Shelter Island Board of Education April 22 adopted a $10.99 million budget. (more…)
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Director of Physical Education and District Operations Todd Gulluscio outlined for the Board of Education the process necessary for seventh and eighth grade students to move up to junior varsity athletic teams if they meet rigid standards.
An Academic Hall of Fame will take shape this spring to complement Shelter Island School’s Athletic Hall of Fame that was launched two years ago. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island School Board of Education member Elizabeth Melichar discussed the difficult options presented by Common Core testing.
Board of Education member Al Brigham’s son opted out of taking Common Core Standards tests administered this month with his father’s approval.
“It was really up to him,” said Mr. Brigham, who teaches in Hampton Bays. (more…)
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Side by side at last year’s Gift of Life fundraiser, Susan Binder (left) and Kathleen Lynch will likely be side by side on the Board of Education after the May 19 vote.
Barring a write-in candidate, Susan Binder and Kathleen Lynch will be elected to Shelter Island’s Board of Education on May 19. (more…)