05/20/14 9:44pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Michael Hynes (right) paced the floor awaiting results, but shared his relief with building and grounds supervisor Mike Dunning after the vote was in.

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Superintendent Michael Hynes (right) paced the floor awaiting results, but shared his relief with building and grounds supervisor Mike Dunning after the vote was in.

By a wide margin, voters gave thumbs up to Shelter Island’s school budget and capital spending proposal and returned three incumbents to the Board of Education. (more…)

04/01/14 4:21pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Talking numbers at a budget workshop, Superintendent Michael Hynes is”thrilled” by this week’s word on state aid.

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Talking numbers at a budget workshop, Superintendent Michael Hynes is overjoyed by this week’s word on state aid.

“I’m thrilled.”

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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04/01/14 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Gordon Gooding of Hay Beach told the Town Board Friday not to extend the moratorium on banning future automatic irrigation systems.

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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…)

01/14/14 3:41pm

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…)

01/14/14 1:00pm

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…)