04/24/14 2:29pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Michael Hynes expressed pleasure at learning that he is to be honored with the Phi Delta Kappa International Friends of Education Award in June for his demonstrating leadership, research and service to his field.

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Superintendent Michael Hynes expressed pleasure at learning he is to be honored with the Phi Delta Kappa International Friends of Education Award in June for demonstrating leadership, research and service to his field.

 

Shelter Island Board of Education members felt they had a winner when they selected Dr. Michael Hynes as superintendent of the district three years ago. Their opinions were confirmed this week when they learned Dr. Hynes has been selected for the Phi Delta Kappa International Friends of Education Award that goes to educators who demonstrate leadership, research and service within their communities. (more…)

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04/23/14 12:09pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Soon to be buried, this tank at a house on Gardiners Bay Drive could be used to hold water or other substances such as fuel.

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Soon to be buried, this tank at a house on Gardiners Bay Drive could be used to hold water or other substances such as fuel.

John Hallman has kept searching for an answer to provide potable water to those residents who don’t have it.

And now Mr. Hallman believes he’s found a solution that’s being implemented in Ohio: a rainwater or hauled-water supply cistern designed to improve and protect the health of that state’s residents. (more…)

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04/23/14 10:16am
COURTESY PHOTO | Face-to-face with a mute swan. These birds can be aggressive during their nesting period, which runs from late March to early April.

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Face-to-face with a mute swan. These birds can be aggressive during their nesting period, which runs from late March to early April.

Stakeholders on both sides of a life-or-death debate met in Albany last Thursday to discuss the future of the mute swan, an invasive species on the cusp of widespread population growth in New York.

There are approximately 2,200 mute swans in the state, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation, which are expected to reproduce at a rate of 13 to 20 percent annually. (more…)

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04/23/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Ferry traffic correctly accessing the line to board North Ferry from Wiggins Street (at left) last August had to contend with drivers trying to cut into the line illegally from Third Street.

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Ferry traffic correctly accessing the line to board North Ferry from Wiggins Street (at left) last August had to contend with drivers trying to cut into the line illegally from Third Street.

A pilot plan is in the works to reroute traffic for the North Ferry in Greenport.

Greenport Village Mayor David Nyce has been speaking with state officials for several months about a plan to redirect ferry lines on the village side to help ease traffic congestion. (more…)

04/22/14 10:52am
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 Deputy Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs has announced that the Shelter Island Town Board work session scheduled for 1 p.m. today has  been cancelled.

The board would lack a quorum since Councilman Peter Reich is on medical leave, Supervisor Jim Dougherty is on vacation and Councilman Paul Shepherd called in sick, according to Ms. Jacobs.