04/26/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Owen Gibbs checks out an offer of summer employment at the Gardiner's Bay Country Club from golf pro Leigh Notley.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Student Owen Gibbs checks out an offer of summer employment at Gardiner’s Bay Country Club from golf pro Leigh Notley.

Employers came because they want to keep it local. Students came for opportunities to gain summer employment and, for some, make connections that could lead to future full-time employment.

The second year for the Shelter Island School’s Job Fair on Friday, organized by guidance counselor Martha Tuthill, was a success, she said, expressing delight with the turnout on the part of both employers and students. (more…)

01/27/16 2:00pm
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

The Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, launched in the 1960s as the key organization in the county to engage in what was then called the War on Poverty, remains alive and well.

It’s still a leader in Suffolk in not just dealing with poverty, a continuing, serious problem in the county, but with a myriad of other economic and social problems as well. (more…)