09/19/14 12:00pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Shelter Island School

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |
Shelter Island School

It has been almost a year since Shelter Island School’s antiquated heating and air conditioning system broke down, forcing emergency measures by maintenance workers to keep the building functioning.

New controls have been added to the system, enabling employees to make adjustments via computer instead of having to spell one another around the clock.

But that is merely a finger-in-the-dike measure for now. (more…)

09/18/14 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO REPORTER FILE PHOTO Keeping a broken heating system functioning, maintenance worker Greg Sulahian was one of those who worked around the clock with his colleagues last fall and winter to ensure Shelter Island School had heat. Voters will have their say in balloting Tuesday about how to finance replacement of the aged system.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Keeping a broken heating system functioning, maintenance employee Greg Sulahian was one of those who worked around the clock with his colleagues last fall and winter to ensure Shelter Island School had heat. Voters will have their say in balloting Tuesday about how to finance replacement of the aged system.

McClave Engineering workers have been working on the design for Shelter Island School’s new heating and ventilation system since June, but it will fall to voters Tuesday, September 23 to decide how the project gets financed.

If they approve a bond not to exceed $1.6295 million as the Board of Education recommends, the project will be paid for in installments over several years. (more…)

09/03/14 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS | Elsie Mae Brigham and Louise Gibbs are packed up and ready for school.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS |
Elsie Mae Brigham and Lauren Gibbs are packed up and ready for school.

Shelter Island School was bustling this morning with the first day of  the school year, where some kids got in line for the first time in months, new friendships were formed and a happy feeling of fresh starts filled the air.

See below for more first moments. (more…)