05/13/19 2:00pm

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Essay winner Mae Brigham told the audience at the D.A.R.E. graduation last Friday what the program has taught her about good decision making in being loyal to her friends.

It takes a village, a community of parents, teachers, police and so many more to teach children how to make responsible decisions.

On May 10, fifteen 4th and 5th graders, who have been working with Shelter Island Police Officer Anthony Rando, told an audience in the school auditorium what they’ve learned in the way of life skills they believe will ensure their future success.

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11/07/18 12:00pm

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Officer Anthony Rando (left), Police Chief Jim Read and Shelter Island School Superintendent Christine Finn discussed materials and curriculum at Police Headquarters Monday related to the expanded D.A.R.E. program, which has added sessions for educating students about opioid abuse. The Island’s pilot program is the first in the state to add the special sessions using a curriculum developed by D.A.R.E. America.

When D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) America looked for a Long Island program to launch its student curriculum dealing with opioid abuse, Shelter Island was one of four active units ready to take on the challenge. (more…)