AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The color guard leading the Memorial Day parade Monday included Shelter Island High School graduate Isabella Sherman, second from left, who has just completed her first year at Norwich University, The Military College of Vermont.
A perfect late spring morning of mild temperatures and high blue skies set the stage for the annual Shelter Island Memorial Day celebrations.
A parade stepped off from the Center Fire House on Monday, led by the High School band playing patriotic marches. A good group of Islanders of all ages turned out in the Center, ringing Wilson Circle to remember and honor the Island’s war dead, as well as their countrymen and women across the nation killed in action in America’s wars. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
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…)
National EMS week is soon and Shelter Island Town is hosting an EMS open house on May 18. Pictured, early this year Supervisor Gary Gerth accepted a $60,000 check to be deposited into the EMS capital reserve fund to assure money will be on hand when a new ambulance is next needed.
Events and activities on Shelter Island.
Our Lady of the Isle Church
• Holy Saturday, April 20: Vigil, 7 p.m.
• Easter Sunday, April 21: 8 and 10 a.m. (more…)
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The flag was raised at the American Legion during the November 12 Veteran’s Day Ceremony.
On Monday, November 12, Shelter Island celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony at the American Legion Mitchell Post 281 in the Center.