09/18/18 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino swearing in new board member Jason Lones. Seated are board members Mark Kanarvogel and Margaret Colligan.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino swearing in new board member Jason Lones. Seated are board members Mark Kanarvogel and Margaret Colligan.

Jason Lones was sworn in on Monday by Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino to replace Elizabeth Melichar, who retired from her job with Eastern Suffolk BOCES in April and moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Lones will complete her term, extending from September 17, 2018 to May 21, 2019. (more…)

07/06/18 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Kal Lewis on his way to breaking the all-time fresman cross country record at the Sunken Meadow course in September.

COURTESY PHOTO
Kal Lewis on his way to breaking the all-time fresman cross country record at the Sunken Meadow course in September.

I have been reflecting on Kal Lewis, a sophomore at Shelter Island High School, who twice this spring ran 4:15 for 1,600 meters and then won the New York State D-2 1,600 meter title.

Kal has taken 24 seconds off the previous school record  of 4:39.6 set by Ian Thomson 20 years ago —five years before Kal was born. His 4:15 is the single greatest track run ever by a Shelter Island runner. (more…)