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04/01/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr.

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Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr.

Calling it “a regional environmental crisis,” Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) announced that he and Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-C, Port Washington) have secured $5 million in state funds for a nitrogen management and mitigation plan for Long Island Waters. (more…)

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04/01/15 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Council member Ken Pysher says test wells are trending up.

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Water Advisory Council member Ken Pysher says test wells are trending up.

With most of the snow finally gone allowing access to test wells on Shelter Island, Water Advisory Commission member Ken Pysher reports a trend upwards except at Big Ram where the downturn from recent readings this year was “insignificant.” (more…)

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04/01/15 10:00am
COURTESY ILLUSTRATION | Sixteen walks are outlined on a new map of open spaces on Shelter Island. A new initiative will link the map to posted signs at the sites.

COURTESY ILLUSTRATION | Sixteen walks are outlined on a new map of open spaces on Shelter Island. A new initiative would link the map to posted signs at the sites.

When are signs informative and when are they blight on the landscape?

The issue was discussed at the Town Board work session Tuesday, when two members of the Green Options Committee, presenting a plan for signage on preserved land, got some push back from Supervisor Jim Dougherty. (more…)

04/01/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Nurse Mary Kanarvogel explains the importance of immunizations to protect children and their classmates.

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Nurse Mary Kanarvogel explains the importance of immunizations to protect children and their classmates.

“To me, it’s not even a question.”

That’s Shelter Island School Nurse Mary Kanarvogel on the controversy about immunizing children prior to their enrolling in school. (more…)

03/31/15 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik orchestrating the finishing touches on the school district budget Monday night. He’ll be discussing possible cuts with Board members at hearings on April 8, 13 and, if needed, April 15.

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Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik explaining the finishing touches on the school district budget Monday night. He’ll be discussing possible cuts with Board members at hearings on April 8, 13 and, if needed, April 15.

With the current proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year standing at about $11.3 million, the Board of Education will meet at least twice before the April 22 date when they must adopt a proposal to be submitted to voters in May. (more…)