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Superintendent Christine Finn signs a pledge to avoid use of plastic straws at a special assembly last week organized by The Group for the East End.
Shelter Island students and staff will no longer be sipping through plastic straws in the cafeteria after representatives of classes in grades six through 12 joined Superintendent Christine Finn in taking a pledge to protect the environment.
The students watched a film last week on the dangers plastic poses as it so often ends up in waterways, threatening the lives of fish, turtles and other species. (more…)
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Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino swearing in new board member Jason Lones. Seated are board members Mark Kanarvogel and Margaret Colligan.
Jason Lones was sworn in on Monday by Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino to replace Elizabeth Melichar, who retired from her job with Eastern Suffolk BOCES in April and moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Lones will complete her term, extending from September 17, 2018 to May 21, 2019. (more…)
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In a brief work session Tuesday — kept short so the Town Board could inspect a site where an applicant is seeking approval to construct a dock in West Neck Creek — members discussed a pending agreement with Altice USA, the company that purchased Cablevision. (more…)
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Classes begin at the Shelter Island School tomorrow, September 5, with teachers returning today. The number of students this year is close to the 2017-18 school year with an anticipated 217 students going back to the books.
“I’m excited,” Superintendent Christine Finn said about the year ahead. “We are so ready for the kids to be here.” (more…)
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Board of Education member Elizabeth Melichar resigned her position this month to move to Arizona.
One year into her third term as a member of the Shelter Island Board of Education, Elizabeth Melichar submitted her resignation this month and set her sights on a new chapter in her life, joining her son in Phoenix, Arizona. (more…)