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05/14/18 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Alabama Governor George Wallace Jr. was shot in Laurel, Maryland, while campaigning as the candidate for the presidency on the American Independent Party line and was paralyzed from the waist down, living out his life in a wheelchair.

“Get Smart” took home an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series and “Mission: Impossible” won for Outstanding Dramatic Series.

The psychedelic film “Wonderwall,” for which Beatle George Harrison wrote the score, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

The European Space Research Organization founded by 10 European nations launches its first satellite.

“The Odd Couple,” starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, was among the most popular films of the day.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

05/11/18 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

Working together, the staff, administrators and Board of Education members have crafted an $11.7 million budget that maintains the educational program while meeting increasing costs over which it has little if any control.

Now it’s your turn to vote the budget up or down at the polls in the school gym Tuesday, May 15. (more…)

01/31/18 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Business Leader Idowu Ogundipe outlined the direct educational budget projection for the 2018-19 school year at Monday night’s meeting. He has one more area, facilities spending, to present in February before the Board of Education begins its line-by-line review of the draft.

JULIE LANE PHOTO School District Business Leader Idowu Ogundipe outlined the direct educational budget projection for the 2018-19 school year at Monday night’s meeting. He has one more area, facilities spending, to present in February before the Board of Education begins its line-by-line review of the draft.

Plan for the worst, hope for the best is the approach the Shelter Island Board of Education is taking toward budgeting for the 2018-19 school year, according to district Business Leader Idowu Ogundipe.

At the same time, Superintendent Christine Finn said at Monday night’s meeting she expects the district will end up “definitely holding the line” on spending next year. (more…)

01/19/18 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Idowu Ogundipe, the business leader of the Shelter Island School.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Idowu Ogundipe, the business leader of the Shelter Island School.

In the second of a series of school budget meetings, district business official Idowu Ogundipe told the Board of Education Tuesday night administrative costs could be $1.3 million, up $52,680 from the current year’s spending. (more…)