10/02/19 2:00pm

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At Brookhaven National Laboratory, where students were able to use the Synchrotron Light Source II beam for their work, are, from left, Emma Gallagher, Lauren Gurney and Francesca Frasco.

“Something big has happened.”

With those words, Shelter Island science teacher Dan Williams made a classroom announcement Sept. 23 to his students about an “impossible dream.” (more…)

09/27/19 2:00pm

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In a small community, where family and friends often go back generations, people are reluctant to comment about a controversy that is dividing the Island — the new state law banning children from public, private and parochial schools who have not been vaccinated. (more…)

09/18/19 12:00pm

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A small but determined group of parents implored the Shelter Island Board of Education Monday night to support an effort to delay implementation of a new state mandate requiring children to be immunized against a number of communicable diseases. (more…)

09/17/19 2:00pm

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Teacher Michelle Yirce (left) and her 5th grade students led the Pledge of Allegiance at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. Students are, from left, Evan Weslek, Wilson Lones, Ari Waife, Duce Carbajal, Benjamin James (toward back), Abraham Roig and Cayman Morehead.

Hello.

A simple word that Superintendent Brian Doelger hopes will spearhead the Shelter Island School District’s attempts to avoid students becoming isolated, depressed and in the worst case, violent. (more…)

08/26/19 4:30pm

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New superintendent — but an old face to Islanders — Brian Doelger has returned to lead the school district.

It was a sparse group that came to Shelter Island School last Thursday night to hear from new Superintendent Brian Doelger, but that’s likely a reflection that he’s already well known here, having spent several years as a social studies teacher in the district. (more…)