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06/16/14 7:52am

 

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The Shelter Island boys varsity basketball team, was honored Thursday June 12 for their inspiring run to the quarter finals of the New York State championships.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The Shelter Island boys varsity basketball team, honored Thursday, June 12 for their inspiring run to the quarter finals of the New York State championships.

The evening of Thursday, June 12, the Shelter Island School gymnasium, the site of so many thrilling contests though the years, hosted  the annual Varsity and Junior Varsity Athletic Awards Celebration. (more…)

06/04/14 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Congressman Tim Bishop shared his view of the world with seniors at Shelter Island High School Tuesday morning.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Congressman Tim Bishop shared his view of the world with seniors at Shelter Island High School Tuesday morning.

 

“Let me start with what the Congress is doing or better yet, not doing. We’re not very productive,” Congressman Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) told Shelter Island students in teacher Brian Doelger’s  government class Tuesday morning. (more…)

05/22/14 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Chequit in a 1994 picture looking very much like it does today, was on the auction block back then and today’s owners, James and Linda Eklund, who had operated the inn and restaurant as leasees for two seasons were primed to buy it.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The Chequit in a 1994 picture looking very much like it does today, was on the auction block back then and today’s owners, James and Linda Eklund, who had operated the inn and restaurant as leasees for two seasons, were primed to buy it.

50 YEARS AGO

LILCO building new plant at Greenport

Why should Shelter Islanders care that in May 1964 the Long Island Lighting Company committed to building a new plant in Greenport? The Island has been dependent on cabling from Greenport to provide power to most of this area, with only minor help from a cable to the South Fork. The planned 15,000 kilowatt generator planned 50 years ago was designed to protect the North Fork and Shelter Island from outages during major storms. (more…)

05/14/14 10:19am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Shelter Island School

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |
Shelter Island School’s phone system was down this morning.

Today, Wednesday, May 14

School officials announced that the school’s phone system has been restored –  much sooner than expected.

Original story: Officials at the Shelter Island School announced that the school’s phone system is currently down and they expect it to be down for the rest of the school day.  You can still reach all school employees by email.  If there is an emergency, there are two extensions that still work — extension 195 (Debbie Vecchio) and extension 193 (Mike Dunning).

They apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.

05/12/14 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Michael Hynes outlined budget plans at several workshops this winter and spring and will do so twice more tonight at 6 at the school and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Shelter Island Public Library.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Michael Hynes outlined budget plans at several workshops and will do so twice more, tonight at 6 at the school, and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Shelter Island Public Library.

Superintendent Michael Hynes has two budget presentations on his agenda this week to ensure town residents know what the numbers are.

He’ll be outlining the full $10.47 million budget that would raise the tax levy by 1.7 percent at a meeting tonight, Monday, at the school at 6 p.m. He’ll do the same on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Shelter Island Public Library. (more…)