05/20/19 4:30pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School

Polls open at noon and remain open until 9 p.m., Tuesday at the Shelter Island School gymnasium for voting on the budget for the 2019-20 school term.

The proposed $11.9 million budget doesn’t pierce the state-imposed tax cap and requires $10.55 million from tax receipts with the balance coming from state aid and money in the district’s fund balance account.

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05/20/19 12:00pm

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

“Midnight Cowboy,” starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight, was released to theaters and would capture the Best Picture Academy Award the following spring.

The Beatles released their “Get Back” single, which quickly rose to number one where it stayed for five successive weeks.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their second “bed-in” for peace at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.

“If”  won the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film at the 22nd Annual Cannes Film Festival.

The BBC ordered 13 episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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05/19/19 11:00am

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO

The Town of Shelter Island, The Nature Conservancy and the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning are hosting a public meeting at the Mashomack Preserve Manor House Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. to discuss the county’s Aquaculture Lease Program. (more…)

05/15/19 8:00am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School

With no comment from the public, Shelter Island School District Business Leader Linda Haas made her final presentation Monday night on the proposed $11.9 million budget plan that will require $10.55 million from tax money to fund. (more…)

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05/14/19 10:00am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Decency gift bags for Retreat clients were organized and packed by, from left, Tyler Gulluscio, Emma Teodoru, Jane Richards, Amelia Clark and Board of Education member Margaret Colligan.

It’s a simple idea, really. But at a time when there’s so much antagonism among people of all political persuasions, a National Decency Day may be just what’s needed. (more…)