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05/15/18 10:00am

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The use of the unregulated e-cigarettes — vaping — has a trend line among young people going straight up.

In a report issued by the U.S. Surgeon General two years ago, data showed a 900 percent increase in e-cigarette use by high school students from the previous four years. Research gathered by the National Youth Tobacco Survey among young people found that 1.7 million students said they’d indulged in an e-cigarette in the past 30 days of the date of the survey. For middle school kids, the number was 500,000. (more…)

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03/28/18 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island’s Todd Gulluscio  (center) received the New York State Athletic Administrator’s Association Apple Appreciation Award March 23 in Saratoga Springs for increasing the quality of athletics programs. With him are Bob Stulmaker from the association and Half Hollow Hills Athletic Director Debra Ferry.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island School’s Todd Gulluscio (center) received the New York State Athletic Administrator’s Association Apple Appreciation Award March 23 in Saratoga Springs for increasing the quality of athletics programs. With him are Bob Stulmaker from the association and Half Hollow Hills Athletic Director Debra Ferry.

“I didn’t even know I’d been nominated,” the Todd Gulluscio said, referring to receiving the New York State Athletic Administrator’s Association Apple Appreciation Award at last week’s conference in Saratoga Springs. (more…)

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03/26/18 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Shelter Island Councilman Jim outside the Glens Falls, New York Civic Center after being inducted into the New York State Basketball Hall of fame on Sunday.

COURTESY PHOTO Shelter Island Councilman Jim outside the Glens Falls, New York Civic Center after being inducted into the New York State Basketball Hall of fame on Sunday.

Shelter Island Councilman Jim Colligan was inducted into the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame Sunday. He received his honor at a ceremony at the Glens Falls, New York Civic Center. (more…)

01/31/18 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Business Leader Idowu Ogundipe outlined the direct educational budget projection for the 2018-19 school year at Monday night’s meeting. He has one more area, facilities spending, to present in February before the Board of Education begins its line-by-line review of the draft.

JULIE LANE PHOTO School District Business Leader Idowu Ogundipe outlined the direct educational budget projection for the 2018-19 school year at Monday night’s meeting. He has one more area, facilities spending, to present in February before the Board of Education begins its line-by-line review of the draft.

Plan for the worst, hope for the best is the approach the Shelter Island Board of Education is taking toward budgeting for the 2018-19 school year, according to district Business Leader Idowu Ogundipe.

At the same time, Superintendent Christine Finn said at Monday night’s meeting she expects the district will end up “definitely holding the line” on spending next year. (more…)

01/29/18 4:30pm
MARTHA TUTHILL PHOTO  Student leaders engaged younger classmates in discussions about tolerance and respect for others during and Anti-Defamation League character building program at Shelter Island School.

MARTHA TUTHILL PHOTO Student leaders engaged younger classmates in discussions about tolerance and respect for others during and Anti-Defamation League character building program at Shelter Island School.

Reading, writing, arithmetic. They’re all still essential to a well-rounded education. But at Shelter Island School, there’s also an emphasis on what’s being termed “social and emotional learning” that’s part of classroom subjects. (more…)