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Talking numbers at a budget workshop, Superintendent Michael Hynes is overjoyed by this week’s word on state aid.
That’s Superintendent Michael Hynes’ response to word that Shelter Island will get $589,222 in state aid for the 2014-15 school year along with another $57,876 earmarked for technology and preschool classes.
One catch:Voters statewide must approve a $2 billion bond act on the ballot in November. (more…)
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Gordon Gooding of Hay Beach told the Town Board Friday not to extend the moratorium on banning future automatic irrigation systems.
Without a word of discussion after a brief public hearing, the Shelter Island Town Board voted unanimously Friday afternoon to extend the deadline to July 15 for the Irrigation Committee to file a final report. That moves the Town Board decision on whether or not to implement a ban on automatic irrigation systems from this spring to December 31. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Members of the Shelter Island Ambulance Service display their new sign at their headquarters on Manwaring Road. Pictured (from left) are Catherine Brigham, Nicole Strauss, Sam Case, Mary Kanarvogel, Arthur Bloom, Phil Power, Debbie Brewer, Reeves Thompson, Tom McGriel, Tina Rando, Helen Rosenblum, Mark Kanarvogel, Judy Sherman and Anthony Rando.
The local ambulance service wants Islanders to know that contributions to support the volunteer service now should go to the Shelter Island Ambulance Foundation, not the Red Cross, since the town took over the operation in January 2012. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | New chief financial officer for The Retreat Patrice Dalton.
Former East End resident Patrice Dalton has returned to her roots from California this month to become chief financial officer of The Retreat. The organization serves the entire East End in combatting problems of domestic violence. (more…)