07/23/14 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | A silent auction offering: ‘Seeing things whole,’ bronze bald eagle sculpture by Walt Matia.

COURTESY PHOTO | A silent auction offering: ‘Seeing things whole,’ bronze bald eagle sculpture by Walt Matia.

The Nature Conservancy’s 31st annual benefit celebration for Mashomack Preserve will honor and celebrate Janet Gay Hawkins’ commitment to this special place — Mashomack: “Where They Go by Water.” (more…)

07/23/14 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Board of Education met Tuesday evening, appointing Jennifer Rylott as interim superintendent  through August of this year.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The Board of Education met Tuesday evening, appointing Jennifer Rylott as interim superintendent through August of this year.

Shelter Island School Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott was appointed interim superintendent of schools at Tuesday evening’s Board of Education meeting.

Ms. Rylott will hold the post effective July 28 through August 31, 2014.

She said she was “honored” to have the position and was looking forward to helping with “the transfer to a new superintendent.”

Last month School Superintendent Dr. Michael Hynes notified the BOE he was leaving the Island to take the job as superintendent of the Patchogue-Medford School District.

The BOE has been conducting a search to replace Dr. Hynes.

The board also announced Tuesday the hiring of Tyler Clark to a 26-week probationary appointment as a night custodial worker effective July 23. The job comes with a salary of $37,416.

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07/23/14 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO| Bucks John LaRossa sliding safely home against the North Fork Ospreys at Fiske Filed July 18.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO| Bucks John LaRossa sliding safely home against the North Fork Ospreys at Fiske Filed July 18.

A three-run bottom of the eighth inning for the Southampton Breakers sunk the Shelter Island Bucks on the road Tuesday night. The lone half inning proved the difference in the 4-2 loss for the Islanders, dropping their record to 18-17 on the season. (more…)

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07/23/14 7:55am

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A July 17 visit to the PSEG Jamesport substation, attended by Island residents, town officials and PSEG personnel, might have changed some minds about siting an Island facility at the Old Highway Barn.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A July 17 visit to the PSEG Jamesport substation, attended by Island residents, town officials and PSEG personnel, might have changed some minds about siting an Island facility at the Old Highway Barn.

Back to the drawing board.

That’s the reaction of the Town Board after a coordinated and vocal campaign of outrage that a PSEG substation be built in a residential neighborhood at the Old Highway Barn site on Route 114. (more…)