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05/12/15 2:00pm

 

COURTESY PHOTO | New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

COURTESY PHOTO | New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

A high profile $211 million local business and tourism advertising campaign championed by Governor Andrew Cuomo lacks the performance measures needed to determine if the spending has been a wise decision, according to an audit released by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. (more…)

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05/06/15 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty has joined other local Long Island officials pressing the governor for state money for infrastructure repairs.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty has joined other local Long Island officials pressing the governor for state money for infrastructure repairs.

Elected leaders from across Suffolk are demanding more state funding to help repair roads severely damaged during a cold and snowy winter. (more…)

04/23/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO |Shelter Island School Board of Education member Elizabeth Melichar discussed the difficult options presented by Common Core testing.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island School Board of Education member Elizabeth Melichar discussed the difficult options presented by Common Core testing.

Board of Education member Al Brigham’s son opted out of taking Common Core Standards tests administered this month with his father’s approval.

“It was really up to him,” said Mr. Brigham, who teaches in Hampton Bays. (more…)

04/07/15 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik, like other educators around the state, is waiting to find out what aid will be on the way.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik, like other educators around the state, is waiting to find out what aid will be on the way.

Shelter Island is still waiting for a breakdown in state school aid numbers, but Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik is optimistic the district could see between $100,000 and $150,000 more than it received last year. (more…)