05/08/18 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School

No potential town voters turned up Monday night at the public hearing on the proposed $11.7 million budget for the 2018-19 Shelter Island School District budget. There had been no questions about the spending plan at previous budget work sessions. (more…)

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02/06/18 4:30pm
LAUREN GURNEY PHOTO Emma Gallagher in traffic during the 600 meter dash.

LAUREN GURNEY PHOTO Emma Gallagher in traffic during the 600 meter dash.

If you believe Punxsutawney Phil, there’s six more weeks of winter left. But there’s only a week of winter track left.

The championship season is underway. In order to qualify and compete at the small school championships, an athlete must have run one of the top 24 performances during the season. The best time run by each athlete is referred to as their seed time. (more…)

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01/12/18 4:30pm

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In the beginning, there was ice.

Eighteen thousand years ago, a massive wall of ice 300 feet thick extended south from the Arctic to what is now New Jersey. There was no Long Island then. There was no island at all, because the land was a solid mass covered by this enormous ice cap.

Slowly — glaciers do not move quickly — this ice cap began to pull back, retreating north, inch by inch, and scraping the land at its base to such an extent that it ground up entire boulders and reduced them to sand. This would become the topsoil that today makes the North Fork and Shelter Island the remarkable farmland that it is. (more…)

01/09/18 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Eight Shelter Island students scored trophies at the January 3 DECA regional competition at Suffolk County Community College in Selden, while the team as a whole got some excellent experience that guidance teacher Martha Tuthill expects will serve them well in future competitions.

COURTESY PHOTO Surrounded by their teammates are eight Shelter Island students who scored trophies at the January 3 DECA regional competition at Suffolk County Community College in Selden. They are, front row from left, Francesca Frasco, Abby Kotula and Lindsey Gallagher and second row from left, Lyng Coyne, Isabella Sherman, Emma Teodoru, Tyler Gulluscio and Brandon Valasquez.

When school guidance counselor Martha Tuthill arrived on Shelter Island from the Greenport School District, she brought with her some ideas that had not yet taken root here. Among them was involving Island students in the annual DECA contest — previously known as Distributive Education. (more…)

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01/08/18 12:06pm
ISABELLA SHERMAN PHOTO Francesca Frasco handing off the baton to Lindsey Gallagher en route to a first place finish in the 4 x 200 meter relay at Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood campus.

ISABELLA SHERMAN PHOTO Francesca Frasco handing off the baton to Lindsey Gallagher en route to a first place finish in the 4 x 200 meter relay at Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood campus.

This past week Mother Nature certainly put the “winter” in winter track.

In Shelter Island School’s second season offering varsity boys and girls winter track, we currently have a roster of 17 athletes. Since the season began in early December we’ve been battling cold weather. We actually look forward to those days where it “warms up” to freezing. (more…)