06/19/19 4:30pm

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The Shelter Island Board of Education has hired an interim superintendent to take the helm when Christine Finn leaves the district at the end of the month. But Allan Gerstenlauer may never take the post. (more…)

05/21/19 9:44pm

Outgoing Superintendent Christine Finn looks on as John Klupka Sr. took the oath of office Tuesday night. He immediately takes the seat that belonged to Elizabeth Melichar and will have to run again next May if he chooses to remain on the Board of Education. The other two Board of Education members — Jason Lones and Katharine Rossi-Snook won full three-year terms and will be sworn in at the reorganization meeting in July.

Shelter Island voters approved the 2019-20 School District budget of $11.9 million by a comfortable margin. (more…)

05/20/19 10:00am


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…)

04/23/19 4:30pm


Barring an unexpected write-in campaign, one incumbent and two newcomers will be elected to the Board of Education on May 21. (more…)