09/27/16 2:55pm

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The Shelter Island Board of Education has scheduled a special public meeting Wednesday at 2 p.m. to ratify a memorandum of agreement with the Shelter Island Faculty Association — school related professionals and building and grounds workers.

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09/27/16 8:00am
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO Mattituck-Laurel Library director Jeff Walden looks over the many donated files.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO Mattituck-Laurel Library director Jeff Walden looks over the many donated files.

In the margins of hundreds of pages filed in binders, Greenport native Bill Hulse took copious notes and tucked them away in boxes of old family photos, newspaper clippings and cemetery maps.

Next to records of each wedding celebration, every obituary and on all the birth announcements, Mr. Hulse recorded numbers.

Those numbers were linked to the database he built up over decades documenting more than 60,000 descendants of the founding families of the North Fork. Each number represented an entry in the catalogue, which traced the history of the North and South forks and Shelter Island, fanning out from the first Hulses, Raynors, Hallocks, Youngs and Hawkinses. (more…)

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REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Community Preservation Fund, collects taxes on real estate sales to spend on open space acquisitions.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Community Preservation Fund, collects taxes on real estate sales to spend on open space acquisitions.

Community Preservation Fund revenues continue to trend down for the first eight months of 2016.

The five East End towns, which  benefit from the fund that collects a 2 percent tax from buyers of properties in any of those municipalities, have realized a total of $61.53 million  compared with $64.55 million for the same period in 2015. (more…)