08/14/16 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO  Governor Andrew Cuomo

COURTESY PHOTO
Governor Andrew Cuomo

Shelter Islanders as well as other residents of Suffolk County and New York State will soon be getting higher utility bills.

The state Public Service Commission (PSC) last week approved, despite strong opposition, a $7.6 billion bailout of aging nuclear power plants in upstate New York that their owners have said are uneconomic to run without government support. (more…)

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08/08/16 4:30pm
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO The Miss Nancy fishing boat moves through Greenport Harbor.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO
The Miss Nancy fishing boat moves through Greenport Harbor.

The commercial season for Atlantic bluefish in New York State will remain open after it appeared the season would end about three months earlier than usual. (more…)

03/22/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTON| Shelter Island School teacher Walter Brigham engaging students in the classroom. At Monday's School Board meeting, Mr. Brigham spoke about new challenges of using technology in teaching.

JULIE LANE PHOTON| Shelter Island School teacher Walter Brigham engaging students in the classroom. At Monday’s School Board meeting, Mr. Brigham spoke about new challenges of using technology in teaching.

Shelter Island Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik proposed Monday night that the Board of Education support his plan to extend the mentor program for new teachers into a fuller program of professional development.

The New Teacher Induction Academy would not only include the existing mentor program, but provide for ongoing group meetings of teachers. (more…)