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…)

03/31/15 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik orchestrating the finishing touches on the school district budget Monday night. He’ll be discussing possible cuts with Board members at hearings on April 8, 13 and, if needed, April 15.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik explaining the finishing touches on the school district budget Monday night. He’ll be discussing possible cuts with Board members at hearings on April 8, 13 and, if needed, April 15.

With the current proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year standing at about $11.3 million, the Board of Education will meet at least twice before the April 22 date when they must adopt a proposal to be submitted to voters in May. (more…)

03/19/15 2:00pm
KATHRYN ZUKOWSKI PHOTO Shelter Island Firefighters responded to the fire that destroyed First Universalist Church in Southold Saturday night.

KATHRYN ZUKOWSKI PHOTO
Shelter Island Firefighters responded to the fire that destroyed First Universalist Church in Southold Saturday night.

One example of physical courage is running into a burning building to save the lives of people you don’t know. (more…)

03/02/15 10:00am
CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC

CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC

Words such as “crisis” and “urgent” often lose their currency when they’re spent by public officials as freely as sailors on sprees.

But credit Supervisor Jim Dougherty for pursuing an end to a fully realized crisis confronting the Island’s future in the form of polluted ground water and the waters that surround us. (more…)

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02/23/15 8:05am

 

BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty is leading an effort to secure a large state grant to ensure clean water for the future.

BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty is leading an effort to secure a large state grant to ensure clean water for the future.

The issue of antiquated or failing septic systems compromising the quality of ground water on the Island and surrounding bays has taken center stage.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty, as chairman of the East End Supervisors and Mayors Association, has sent a formal request to Governor Andrew Cuomo and the leaders of the New York State Legislature to spend $100 million to subsidize homeowners installing state-of-the art septic systems. (more…)