09/18/18 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino swearing in new board member Jason Lones. Seated are board members Mark Kanarvogel and Margaret Colligan.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino swearing in new board member Jason Lones. Seated are board members Mark Kanarvogel and Margaret Colligan.

Jason Lones was sworn in on Monday by Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino to replace Elizabeth Melichar, who retired from her job with Eastern Suffolk BOCES in April and moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Lones will complete her term, extending from September 17, 2018 to May 21, 2019. (more…)

07/11/18 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO First hat in the ring for an appointment to replace Elizabeth Melichar on the Board of Education is Jason Lones’, seen here at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
First hat in the ring for an appointment to replace Elizabeth Melichar on the Board of Education is that of  Jason Lones, seen here at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.

With the resignation of Elizabeth Melichar from the Shelter Island Board of Education, as reported last week, Jason Lones said Monday night he plans to submit a letter indicating his interest in completing the final two years of her term. (more…)

07/06/18 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education member Elizabeth Melichar resigned her position this month to move to Arizona.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Board of Education member Elizabeth Melichar resigned her position this month to move to Arizona.

One year into her third term as a member of the Shelter Island Board of Education, Elizabeth Melichar submitted her resignation this month and set her sights on a new chapter in her life, joining her son in Phoenix, Arizona. (more…)

12/12/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.

“Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.”

That’s how new Superintendent Christine Finn captured the essence of her plans to move the district forward in meeting educational goals at the Board of Education’s Monday night meeting. (more…)

05/16/17 10:20pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO A nervous Tracy McCarthy awaits the vote with board member Mark Kanarvogel that saw Ms. McCarthy gain a seat on the Board of Education.

JULIE LANE PHOTO  Tracy McCarthy awaits the vote with Board of Education member Mark Kanarvogel in the polling place at the school gymnasium.  Ms. McCarthy won a seat to the board.

Residents gave a resounding vote of confidence to the Shelter Island School District’s $11.3 million budget Tuesday, approving it with a vote of 345 in favor to 176 opposed. The proposition that would have increased mileage for off-Island students to attend Our Lady of the Hamptons School lost with 367 voting against the change and 156 voting in favor.

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