04/27/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO School district Business Official Tim Laube outlined final budget changes April 19 prior to Board of Education members unanimously approving the spending plan they will submit to voters next month.

JULIE LANE PHOTO School district Business Official Tim Laube outlined final budget changes April 19 prior to Board of Education members unanimously approving the spending plan they will submit to voters next month.

After months of planning, the Board of Education on April 19 unanimously adopted a proposed $11.3 million budget, up from the $10.96 spending plan for the current school year that ends June 30.

The new proposal will not pierce the state-mandated tax levy cap. (more…)

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04/19/17 10:15am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

For the second time since it closed a public hearing on the proposed short-term rental (STR) law, the Town Board allowed audience members to comment at Tuesday’s work session. (more…)

04/14/17 2:00pm
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

For New Yorkers, this may be the best of times judging by the just adopted state budget.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s draft proposal left a lot of critics speculating on his motivations at a time when he clearly wants to make folks happy as he appears to be eyeing a 2020 White House run. Perhaps he wanted to appear to be fiscally conservative. (more…)

04/04/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik will be leaving the disrict in August. A March 29 forum at the school brought together parents and consultants to voice ideas about his replacement.

JULIE LANE PHOTO School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik will be leaving the district in August. A March 29 forum at the school brought together parents and consultants to voice ideas about his replacement.

Vision. Consistency. Creativity. Presence in the community.

Those are some characteristics Shelter Island parents and other community residents want in their next school superintendent, which they voiced at a March 29 forum at the school. (more…)