12/12/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.

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Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.

“Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.”

That’s how new Superintendent Christine Finn captured the essence of her plans to move the district forward in meeting educational goals at the Board of Education’s Monday night meeting. (more…)

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12/12/17 2:00pm

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Eastern Long Island’s weekly newspapers have joined together to form the East End News Project for the purpose of reporting and writing stories about one of the most important issues of the day: opioid abuse and overdose deaths in our communities. (more…)

12/12/17 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The Shelter Island School Science Fair in full swing December 1.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The Shelter Island School Science Fair in full swing December 1.

It was a red letter day for several Shelter Island students who took home awards at the annual science fair on December 1. (more…)

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12/12/17 10:00am

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Arthur Kornberg is credited with leading a team of scientists at Stanford University who synthesized DNA in a test tube.

San Diego, known as a snow-resistant city, had snow 44 years ago with surrounding mountain tops coated in white and temperatures that dropped to 19 degrees Fahrenheit.

Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson announced his retirement from politics and was succeeded by Pierre Trudeau.

The Beatles released “Christmas Time is Here Again.”

Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt was presumed to have drowned when he disappeared while swimming in rough seas at Cheviot Beach in Portsea, Victoria; his body was never found.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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12/12/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Shelter Island School senior Sarah Lewis, left, and junior Nichole Hand were honored December 4 at the Suffolk County Volleyball Coaches Association’s gala awards dinner at East Winds in Wading River.

COURTESY PHOTO Shelter Island School senior Sarah Lewis, left, and junior Nichole Hand were honored December 4 at the Suffolk County Volleyball Coaches Association’s gala awards dinner at East Winds in Wading River.

On Monday, December 4, the East Winds catering hall in Wading River was decorated to the hilt.

Shining chandeliers and large holiday trees bedecked with lights greeted over 700 athletes, coaches and parents to the annual Suffolk County Volleyball Coaches Association’s annual awards dinner. (more…)