06/24/17 3:00pm
Shelter Island Coach Cindy Belt huddles with her team. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Shelter Island Coach Cindy Belt huddles with her team. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Title IX, subsequently renamed the Patsy Mink Equal Opportunity Education Act, was signed into law by President Richard Nixon 45 years ago on June 23, 1972.

Among the areas of discrimination in the United States that it changed was the downplaying of women’s sports at educational institutions. (more…)

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03/29/17 4:30pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Michael Mundy speaking at the forum at Town Hall Monday evening hosted by the Community Housing Board.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Michael Mundy speaking at the forum at Town Hall Monday evening hosted by the Community Housing Board.

A capacity crowd packed Town Hall Monday night for a forum sponsored by the Community Housing Board, and left with one unanswered question: Does Shelter Island want to pay to build affordable rental accommodations now, or face higher taxes in the future to replace the all-volunteer fire department and emergency services corps with paid members? (more…)

02/15/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott greeting students filing into school.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott greeting students filing into school.

The shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that took the lives of 20 children and six adults on December 14, 2012 shook the nation.

Other gun-realted horrors have been revisited on campuses and other sites since then. One affect of the shootings has been the need to re-examine and shore up security measures. (more…)

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02/17/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Jay Card Jr., who will enter the Shelter Island Athletic Hall of Fame in May, pictured showing his ball handling skills in 1980, when he was chosen All-League for the second consecutive year.

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Jay Card Jr., who will enter the Shelter Island Athletic Hall of Fame in May, pictured on the court in 1980, when he was chosen All-League for the second consecutive year.

For the third time since its inception in 2013, the Shelter Island Athletic Hall of Fame Committee will hold an induction ceremony, welcoming nine individuals and one team to the ranks of those who have demonstrated greatness as Island athletes.

While committee members are still checking biographies, Chairman Jim Colligan and new Director of Physical Education and District Operations Todd Gulluscio provided some brief background information that defines why each star was selected.

Following are brief biographies of those who will be honored at a ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 16. (more…)