A new vaping prevention program is being piloted in Suffolk County schools, County Executive Steve Bellone announced Tuesday.
Citing an “alarming rise” in teenagers who use e-cigarettes, the program, “Vape Out,” will launch in four Suffolk County school districts January 30. (more…)
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Sophomore Jalill Carter pours it on to outkick a Mattituck runner at the finish line.
On September 20, a warm fall day, the Shelter Island varsity boys and varsity girls cross country teams traveled to Indian Island County Park to compete in their first league meets of the season. (more…)
CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO The Shelter Island Running Club ocean-side after the East Hampton Bonac 5K for Wellness on May 20.
The Running Club at the Shelter Island School is celebrating its sixth year.
What started as an unofficial track club in 2011 with Toby Green and Bryan Gallagher evolved into a school-sponsored program a year later. (more…)
Basketball on Shelter Island is a family affair.
At the final home game against Mattituck for the girls JV basketball team on February 7, both coaches had relatives in the stands. The Mattituck team is coached by Kay Rolle, while Shelter Island is headed by Mike Mundy. Haley Willumsen Rolle and Meagan Mundy Licciardi, Shelter Island Class of 2012, both played basketball for the Blue and Gray.
They each had their year-old sons with them, as well. Clayton visited grandma on the Mattituck bench at half time, while Ethan hung out with his grandma “Bobo” before they both grabbed balls almost as big as they were and carried them around the court. (more…)
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Amira Lawrence, returning to the lineup, has been a shot of adrenaline for the Shelter Island varsity volleyball team.
They say it’s never over until it’s over.
The Shelter Island volleyball varsity team had played well in their last match of the season against the Pierson Whalers on Tuesday, October 25, but had lost the match to the league leaders in three straight. That put our final league record at 3-7, below .500 which is normally required for playoff consideration, effectively ending our hopes to make it to the post season. But hang on — it’s been an unusual season. (more…)