04/12/19 2:00pm

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Mark Kanarvogel won’t seek another term on the Board of Education.

After 11 years on the Shelter Island Board of Education, Mark Kanarvogel  has decided the time has come to step down, meaning only one incumbent —  Jason Lones — will seek re-election on May 21. Board President Thomas Graffagnino previously announced he would not seek another term. (more…)

04/11/19 8:00am

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Taking a selfie with Lydia Shepherd is noted nutritionist Liana Werner-Gray, following last week’s discussion with 6th and 10th grade students about ways to improve eating habits without sacrificing taste.

Go back to nature.

That’s the advice from noted nutritionist and author Liana Werner-Gray, who brought her message to Shelter Island students in grades 6 and 10 last Friday — a message she believes saved her life when she was diagnosed with a pre-cancerous tumor in her throat at age 21. (more…)

04/03/19 12:00pm

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Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino explains why Shelter Island traditionally maintains a fund balance of between 8 and 10 percent.

The Shelter Island School District has a budget proposal for 2019-20 of $11.9 million, compared with the current budget of $11.7 million. (more…)

03/25/19 4:30pm

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Mentor and former teacher Frank Emmett works with a student on his initial essay.

They burst through the door with the expectation that circus performers had been entertaining within the room. Instead, it was the initial day of the spring 2019 2Rs4Fun program — the 10-year-old program at the Shelter Island Library that encourages 3rd and 4th graders to write. (more…)