03/07/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino explains why a $70,000 item that may not be spent could still force the district to pierce the tax cap.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino explains why a $70,000 item that may not be spent could still force the district to pierce the tax cap.

A $70,000 line item in the proposed school budget for bus and ferry transportation, based on estimates from South Ferry and Sunrise Buses,  for two elementary school students who attend classes at Our Lady of the Hamptons may never have to be paid, but by state law must be included for the 2017-18 school year pending the outcome of a referendum. (more…)

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01/19/16 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The Shelter Island School junior high boys basketball team. From left, 13 Jason Green, 14 Wyatt Congdon, 15 Brandon Valasquez, 5 James Lupo, 10 Junior (Domingo) Gil 4 Bradley Batten, 22 Tyler Gulliscio, 2 Nicholas Mamisashvili.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The Shelter Island School junior high boys basketball team. Back row, from left,  Jason Green, Wyatt Congdon, Keith Taplin, Brandon Valasquez, James Lupo, Junior Gil and Coach Rick Osmer. Front row, from left,  Bradley Batten,  Tyler Gulliscio and Nicholas Mamisashvili.

It’s the end of the season for the Shelter Island School junior high boys basketball team and the end of an era for a coach.

Coach Rick Osmer, whistle and clipboard in hand, has been on the sidelines for 35 years — 25 at Shelter Island. During that time he’s guided and developed every class of athlete from junior high basketball players to collegiate soccer players. (more…)