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03/14/14 9:58am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty has written a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo protesting new budget proposals.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty has written a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo protesting new budget proposals.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty, in his role as Chairman of the East End Supervisors and Mayors Association, has fired a shot across the bow of Governor Andrew Cuomo on the issue of taxes. (more…)

02/12/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | School Superintendent Michael Hynes addressed the second budget meeting of the Board of Education Monday night.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | School Superintendent Michael Hynes addressed the second budget meeting of the Board of Education Monday night.

It’s a good news, bad news scenario for Shelter Island, Superintendent Michael Hynes told the Board of Education Monday night at the second budget workshop. (more…)

02/10/14 8:08am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | School Superintendent Michael Hynes has been crunching numbers in preparation for Monday night's Board of Education budget meeting.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | School Superintendent Michael Hynes has been crunching numbers in preparation for Monday night’s Board of Education budget meeting.

It appears that Shelter Island will receive a bump of $11,000 in state aid over last year in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget.. (more…)

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02/06/14 1:00pm

 

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Road crews on the job during Tuesday's storm.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Road crews on the job during Tuesday’s storm.

In what is becoming a rare breather between onslaughts of snow, Shelter Island Highway Department Superintendent Jay Card Jr. said Thursday he anticipates having enough sand and salt to last out the winter season. (more…)

01/23/14 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO |

REPORTER FILE PHOTO |

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to award $20,000 bonuses to teachers who are rated “highly effective” in local school districts’ teacher evaluation systems is at best a politically tone-deaf head scratcher. At worst, it’s a cynical attempt to placate tens of thousands of educators incensed about high-stakes testing tied to the rollout of the Common Core curriculum in New York. (more…)