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05/16/17 12:00pm
MARY ELLEN McGAHEY PHOTO Andrew Graffagnino is flanked by his father, Shelter Island Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino (right), a former New York City police officer, and his grandfather, Robert Martin (left), a retired Nassau County police officer, outside Police Headquarters after he was sworn in during the Town Board meeting May 12.

MARY ELLEN McGAHEY PHOTO Andrew Graffagnino is flanked by his father, Shelter Island Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino (right), a former New York City police officer, and his grandfather, Robert Martin (left), a retired Nassau County police officer, outside Police Headquarters after he was sworn in during the Town Board meeting May 12.

If you wanted to break the law undetected on Shelter Island, last Friday around 4:30 p.m. was your chance, Supervisor Jim Dougherty said to the crowd gathered at Town Hall.

That’s when the 12-member police force turned out in dress uniform for the swearing in of Andrew Graffagnino, the department’s new full-time officer. (more…)

04/18/17 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Tracy McCarthy is running for an at-large seat on the Board of Education, hoping to unseat one of three incumbents in the election to be held May 16.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Tracy McCarthy is running for an at-large seat on the Board of Education, hoping to unseat one of three incumbents in the election to be held May 16.

Four candidates are seeking three seats on the Shelter Island Board of Education this spring.

Three incumbents, whose terms expire at the end of June, are running in the May 16 election and Tracy McCarthy hopes to unseat one of them. She’s not targeting any particular candidate — all candidates are running for at-large seats, meaning the top three vote-getters will each be elected to a three-year term on the seven-member board. (more…)

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04/17/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Beatles signed a contract to stay together for 10 years, but split up just three years later in 1970. (more…)

04/12/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik leaves the district in early August.

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School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik leaves the district in early August.

In a brief special meeting Monday night, Board of Education members agreed on language they want included in advertisements for the Shelter Island School’s next superintendent. (more…)

04/12/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School

All three incumbent candidates for the Board of Education are seeking re-election to three-year terms this May.

Alfred Brigham Sr., Linda Eklund and Elizabeth Melichar will face competition from at least one other candidate. The top three vote-getters will be elected to the board. (more…)