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01/18/19 2:00pm


The human element
To the Editor:
In reading the article in the January 10 Reporter (“Island mostly unaffected by fed shutdown – so far”), I noted a critical absence of any reference to the degree to which the Island’s residents have been and will likely be impacted. (more…)

01/18/19 8:00am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino

The public has had a first look at two parts of a draft budget by the Board of Education to fund the 2019-20 school year without piercing the state-imposed 2 percent tax cap.

Numbers released at budget meetings January 7 and Monday evening are preliminary. They represent just two of four major areas of spending — staff and administration — that total $10.63 million, compared with $10.199 million for the current year. (more…)

01/17/19 4:30pm


Sylvester Manor’s 2019 concert season kick starts with an evening of world-class bluegrass music featuring the Slocan Ramblers at the Shelter Island School auditorium on Saturday, January 19, at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7.

The Reporter caught up with Frank Evans, the Ramblers’ lead singer and banjo player, to talk bluegrass, banjos and the (declining) difference between Canadian and American bluegrass.