02/02/16 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island Preschool Board President Victoria Weslek made the case last month before the Board of Education why the private program needs help to remain viable.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Shelter Island Preschool Board President Victoria Weslek made the case last month before the Board of Education why the private program needs help to remain viable.

Talks on cooperative efforts continue between representatives of the Shelter Island School District and the private, non-denominational Shelter Island Preschool (SIP) operated at the Presbyterian Church.

But to guide officials at both schools for decisions on preschool classes for the 2016-17 school year, statistics have to be updated. (more…)

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01/29/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Using water, veterinarian William Zitek, a former member of the Deer & Tick Committee, demonstrated for then supervisor Alfred Kilb Jr. the equivalent amount of permethrin that is applied to deer in an oil-based mixture as they feed at 4-poster units.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Using water, veterinarian William Zitek, a former member of the Deer & Tick Committee, demonstrated for then supervisor Alfred Kilb Jr. the equivalent amount of permethrin that is applied to deer in an oil-based mixture when they feed at 4-poster units.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Russians landed the unmanned Luna 9 spacecraft on the moon becoming the first controlled landing on the surface and demonstrating through pictures it sent back that the surface is rock hard, not composed of eons of dust deposits. (more…)

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07/27/15 2:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board will have less flexibility in raising taxes if a prediction by a state official comes true.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board will have less flexibility in raising taxes if a prediction by a state official comes true.

Shelter Island officials aren’t taking too seriously a statement on the tax cap issued by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Mr. DiNapoli said last week that the original 2 percent cap on annual tax raises by municipal and school districts will be set at 0.73 percent for those municipalities operating on the calendar year for 2016. (more…)

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06/18/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Thanks to a small group of residents who took over the annual event previously staged the Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce, Fireworks by Grucci will again provide a spectacular show on Saturday, July 11, off Crescent Beach.

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Thanks to a small group of residents who took over the annual event previously staged by the Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce, Fireworks by Grucci will again provide a spectacular show on Saturday, July 11 off Crescent Beach.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

United States troop presence in Vietnam was increasing to about 75,000. (more…)