05/20/19 10:00am

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Three names are on the ballot in Tuesday’s election for  Board of Education seats: Jason Lones, who was tapped last summer to replace Elizabeth Melichar; John Klupka Sr., a former Garden City Board of Education member; and Katharine Rossi-Snook, who comes from a family of educators.

Barring an unanticipated write-in vote, all three will be elected. The candidate with the least votes would finish Ms. Melichar’s term that ends in June 2020, while the other two would win full three-year seats.

The election is tomorrow, Tuesday, May 21, with polls open from noon to 9 p.m. at the school gymnasium. (more…)

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BRYAN GALLAGHER PHOTO Freshman Brandon Payano, left and sophomore Alberto Morales in the junior varsity race at Brown University. Brandon would take an impressive 5th place finish out of 190 runners.

BRYAN GALLAGHER PHOTO
Freshman Brandon Payano, left and sophomore Alberto Morales ahead of the pack in the junior varsity race at Brown University. Brandon would take an impressive 5th place finish out of 190 runners.

The morning of Saturday, October 14 was a scene familiar to some Islanders — the boys and girls cross country teams waiting in pre-dawn darkness at the North Ferry for the day’s first boat. A school bus came quickly down the hill, then halted to a stop several feet from the terminal. (more…)

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CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO From left, freshman Jonas Kinsey, sophomore Michael Payano and team captain senior Will Garrison running together at a recent home meet.

CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO
From left, freshman Jonas Kinsey, sophomore Michael Payano and team captain senior Will Garrison running together at a recent home meet.

On a rainy and windy September 30, the Shelter Island varsity boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Firemen’s Field in Ridge for the Tom Knipfing Memorial Cross Country Invitational. (more…)

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08/12/15 8:03am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A corner of the attic at Sylvester manor, where slaves and indentured servants  families were quartered.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A corner of the attic at Sylvester Manor, where slaves and indentured servants were quartered.

In the stifling attic of rough boards, the afternoon sunlight caught etchings of sailing ships on a wooden beam near a narrow window.

You could see a progression in the work, from a suggestion of a ship to finely drawn images of sails and intricate renderings of ropes and riggings. In the airless August heat, just under the roof of Sylvester Manor, the etchings spoke of an indentured boy’s need for expression and freedom. (more…)