11/07/18 12:00pm

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Officer Anthony Rando (left), Police Chief Jim Read and Shelter Island School Superintendent Christine Finn discussed materials and curriculum at Police Headquarters Monday related to the expanded D.A.R.E. program, which has added sessions for educating students about opioid abuse. The Island’s pilot program is the first in the state to add the special sessions using a curriculum developed by D.A.R.E. America.

When D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) America looked for a Long Island program to launch its student curriculum dealing with opioid abuse, Shelter Island was one of four active units ready to take on the challenge. (more…)

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10/02/18 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Library Board Treasurer William Martens and Library Director Terry Lucas are ready with a budget that would slightly increase taxes for Islanders if the spending plan wins voter approval.

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Library Board Treasurer William Martens and Library Director Terry Lucas are ready with a budget that would slightly increase taxes for Islanders if the spending plan wins voter approval.

If residents give the O.K. at the end of October, the Shelter Island Library’s proposed spending for 2019 will increase by $37,229 with $28,453 of that coming from taxes. (more…)

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05/18/18 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Robert Lipsyte, a Senior Citizens Foundation of Shelter Island director, speaking to the Town Board Tuesday. At right, Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr. and Councilman Albert Dickson.

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Robert Lipsyte, a Senior Citizens Foundation of Shelter Island director, speaking to the Town Board Tuesday. At right, Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr. and Councilman Albert Dickson.

Thanks for the help, but we need more.

That was the message Robert Lipsyte, a director of the non-profit Senior Citizens Foundation of Shelter Island brought to Tuesday’s Town board work session. (more…)

10/18/17 8:00am
JULIA BRENNAN PHOTO  A student choir serenaded the school board with a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” at the annual school board “appreciation night” Monday at the meeting of the Board of Education.

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A student choir serenaded the school board with a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” at the annual school board “appreciation night” Monday at the meeting of the Board of Education.

Figuring out which behavioral or academic strategies work best for a particular student is an essential aspect of teaching, but even in a small school it can be difficult for educators across grades and disciplines to effectively share with each other what they’ve learned. (more…)