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Four cherished trophies that live in our columnist’s basement.
As a boy, I always wondered what it would be like when I grew up and became an old man.
Certain things were clear, like our hair turning gray, weakened muscles and wrinkled bodies. But I was curious about memories and how far back we could recall things and in how much detail. (more…)
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If you know, let us know. Send your responses to email@example.com or phone 749-1000, extension 18. (more…)
BEVERLEA WAZ PHOTO RJ Going leading off for the Bucks in the first inning with a home run. The Bucks never trailed, winning the first game of the HCBL Championship Series 10-3
The Shelter Island Bucks scored 231 times in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League regular season this summer, more than 44 runs above the league average.
They blew out the Montauk Mustangs on two occasions to advance past the semifinal round of the HCBL playoffs. And on Friday evening at Fiske Field, they hung 10 runs on the visiting Westhampton Aviators in just five innings en route to a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three championship series. (more…)
In Norway, Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik took this photo of the midnight sun setting.
If your name is Skuggevik, you’ve spent most of your life teaching others how to pronounce and spell it.
But in one small place in a Scandinavian country you have no problems. The baffling handle for most Americans is like the theme song for “Cheers” — everyone knows your name in Skuggevik, Norway. (more…)
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Questions for PD
To the Editor:
Jackie Black’s letter to the editor of the Reporter last week, describing a house guest’s encounter with a local police officer as she waited for a cab at South Ferry after midnight, described a very upsetting situation.
The trope, “Show me your papers,” immediately conveys feelings of fear and oppression. (more…)