05/15/19 8:00am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School

With no comment from the public, Shelter Island School District Business Leader Linda Haas made her final presentation Monday night on the proposed $11.9 million budget plan that will require $10.55 million from tax money to fund. (more…)

12/08/18 3:00pm

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Richard Surozenski, left, and Bill Cummings erected the floating Chase Creek Christmas tree.

Why did Richard Surozenski and Bill Cummings spend the better part of last Saturday in a yellow rowboat, hauling a fully-decorated Christmas tree to the middle of Chase Creek? (more…)

07/21/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTOS | The Spain travellers (back row, from left) Michael Payano, Devon Bolton, Taylor McNemar, Owen Gibbs and Janine Mahoney; (front row, from left) Laura Mayo, Camryn Page, Mia Clark, Lizzie Cummings, Madi Hallman, Bianca Evangelista, Issie Sherman and Brenda Mayo.

COURTESY PHOTOS | The Spain travelers (back row, from left) Michael Payano, Devon Bolton, Taylor McNemar, Owen Gibbs and Janine Mahoney; (front row, from left) Laura Mayo, Camryn Page, Mia Clark, Lizzie Cummings, Madi Hallman, Bianca Evangelista, Issie Sherman and Brenda Mayo.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Shelter Island Educational Foundation, assistance from the Lions Club and a great amount of fundraising, earlier this month, 10 Shelter Island students (and their chaperones) traveled to Cádiz, Spain where they spent 10 days living with host families in this coastal Atlantic city.

A bike tour included a stop at Castillo de Santa Catalina in Cádiz.

A bike tour included a stop at Castillo de Santa Catalina in Cádiz.

After attending school daily, the group explored old Cádiz — thought to be the oldest city in Western Europe. They toured on bicycle, learned flamenco, explored Phonecian ruins, dined on tapas, cooked paella, surfed, and mastered the use of public transportation.

Two day-trips to the British territory of Gibraltar and the city of Sevilla were highlights. From Gibraltar, students were able to see the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and the continent of Africa, all from one view. In Sevilla, the group visited the site of the creation of the first world map and the cathedral holding the remains of Christopher Columbus.

After 10 wonderful days, the students sadly said adiós to their host families and returned home, a little better at Spanish, a little more independent, and ready to take on the world.

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05/09/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Traffic on Wiggns Street waiting to board North Ferry in Greenport,

JULIE LANE PHOTO Traffic on Wiggns Street waiting to board North Ferry in Greenport,

It will still take another week to 10 days until long North Ferry lines — and the waiting time for motorists — return to some kind of normalcy, according to Board of Education President and North Ferry mechanic Thomas Graffagnino. (more…)