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07/25/14 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | An aerial view of the PSEG substation in Jamesport, similar to one the power company wants to build on the Island.

COURTESY PHOTO | An aerial view of the PSEG substation in Jamesport, similar to one the power company wants to build on the Island.

Substation site option
To the Editor:

Our Town Board should insist on a thorough evaluation of a PSEG substation sited at the town Recycling Center.

The opposition expressed in public comments clearly indicates that the proposed location next to the Shelter Island Historical Society is unacceptable. However, to entirely reject a substation using the existing 69kV tie-line across the Island in favor of drilling another 13kV feeder is going in the wrong direction. (more…)

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07/24/14 12:06pm

 

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO| Troy Socca launching a three run homer in the fifth inning against Montauk Wednesday at Fiske Field. The Bucks went on to win 8-1.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO| Troy Socca launching a three run homer in the fifth inning against Montauk Wednesday at Fiske Field. The Bucks went on to win 8-1.

The Shelter Island Bucks’ offense came alive in their final regular season home game of the season Wednesday evening with an  8-1 victory over the Montauk Mustangs.

The win improved the Bucks’ record to two games over .500  at19-17 and kept them close for a Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) playoff spot. The Islanders are now tied for third place in the league with the Riverhead Tomcats, trailing the first place North Fork Ospreys by a single game. (more…)

07/23/14 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Board of Education met Tuesday evening, appointing Jennifer Rylott as interim superintendent  through August of this year.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The Board of Education met Tuesday evening, appointing Jennifer Rylott as interim superintendent through August of this year.

Shelter Island School Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott was appointed interim superintendent of schools at Tuesday evening’s Board of Education meeting.

Ms. Rylott will hold the post effective July 28 through August 31, 2014.

She said she was “honored” to have the position and was looking forward to helping with “the transfer to a new superintendent.”

Last month School Superintendent Dr. Michael Hynes notified the BOE he was leaving the Island to take the job as superintendent of the Patchogue-Medford School District.

The BOE has been conducting a search to replace Dr. Hynes.

The board also announced Tuesday the hiring of Tyler Clark to a 26-week probationary appointment as a night custodial worker effective July 23. The job comes with a salary of $37,416.