01/18/19 8:00am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino

The public has had a first look at two parts of a draft budget by the Board of Education to fund the 2019-20 school year without piercing the state-imposed 2 percent tax cap.

Numbers released at budget meetings January 7 and Monday evening are preliminary. They represent just two of four major areas of spending — staff and administration — that total $10.63 million, compared with $10.199 million for the current year. (more…)

01/10/19 8:00am


The public got a first look Tuesday evening at the direction the administration and the Shelter Island Board of Education hopes to take in structuring a budget for the 2019-20 school year. The goal is to stay within the state-imposed cap of 2 percent above the current tax rate. (more…)

01/09/19 8:00am

The Shelter Island’s DECA team that competed in Suffolk County Regionals last Thursday at Suffolk County Community College in Selden. Pictured are (front, from left) Emmett Cummings, Michael Payano, Nico Seddio, Emma Gallagher, Abigail Kotula and Michael Hand; (second row from left) are Audrey Woods, Emma Teodoru, Jane Richards, Pacey Cronin, Amelia Clark and Bradley Batten; (third row from left) Theodore Olinkiewicz, Nicholas Labrozzi, Henry Binder, Lyng Coyne, Lucas Quigley-Dunning, Matthew Strauss and Junior Gil; and (back, from left) Nicholas Mamisashvili, James Lupo, Brandon Velasquez and Tyler Gulluscio.

It was a red letter day for 23 Shelter Island students who brought home 13 trophies and one honorable mention at the January 3 Regional DECA competition held at the Suffolk County Community College Selden Campus. (more…)