03/22/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik said the school district has received a federal grant of $54,000.

JULIE LANE PHOTO School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik said the school district has received a federal grant of $54,000.

Board of Education members and attendees at Monday night’s meeting got a look at the new technology department program under the direction of Christopher Conrady.

Through a series of slides, he showed students building what will be a recording studio within the school; rebuilding small engines; working at the Coecles Harbor Marina & Boatyard; learning about large machinery at Marcello Masonry; and helping to repair fences, build benches and keep town parks maintained with the Highway Department. (more…)

02/14/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Bobby Marcello, right, with Jeff Nelson, who was a member of four World Championship teams with the Yankees.

COURTESY PHOTO
Bobby Marcello, right, with Jeff Nelson, who was a member of four World Championship teams with the Yankees.

It’s something special when a kid gets totally involved in a sport — or anything else worthwhile, for that matter.

Which leads me to Bobby Marcello of Marcello Masonry here on Shelter Island. Young Bobby loved baseball and has been a Yankee fan his entire life. He followed his passion from Little League on to the professional levels of Double-A and Triple-A baseball. (more…)

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12/27/16 11:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Short-term rentals, many of them booked through online services, consumed much of the Town Board's time in 2016

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Short-term rentals, many of them booked through online services, consumed much of the Town Board’s time in 2016

The Town Board meets almost every Tuesday of the year in work sessions and presides over regular meetings about twice a month, taking on issues for discussion and drafting and voting on new legislation.

In 2016, the board aired concerns on, among other topics, preservation of the Island’s heritage and site plan review for new commercial ventures; crafted a budget for 2017; looked into the need — or not — of allocating extra funds for road paving; and discussed the short-term rental situation that consumed the board’s time and energy from early June and is still unresolved. (more…)

06/06/16 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Planning Board member Emory Breiner reminisced at a recent Town Board work session about picking up then-Congressman Felix Grucci years ago at North Ferry and driving him to some Island function.

“Why did you let this happen to Route 114?” Mr. Grucci asked his driver, looking out at what sits along North Ferry Road.

Why indeed? (more…)