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03/27/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr.

COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr.

Ironically, on the same day that most Shelter Islanders experienced a brief power outage while Silver Beach residents were out for close to two hours, came word from Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) that he is cosponsoring a bill to create a dedicated state fund  to install underground utility lines across the state. (more…)

03/27/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino

JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino

Between 1986 and 2017, eight different people have sat in Shelter Island School superintendent’s chair, with one serving two different terms.

If an immediate full-time successor is named by September to replace outgoing Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik as the Board of Education hopes, that will make nine, averaging approximately three years each. (more…)

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03/27/17 12:00pm
TIM GANNON PHOTO At a March 23 meeting of the Greenport Village Board, resident Sarah Duffy Edwards asked for more details on PSEG’s construction plans for a Greenport-Shelter Island cable project.

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At a March 23 meeting of the Greenport Village Board, resident Sarah Duffy Edwards asked for more details on PSEG’s construction plans for a Greenport-Shelter Island cable project.

Shelter Island and Greenport continue to work on separate contracts with PSEG that, if signed, will approve a cable project running under the bay from Fifth Street in Greenport to the Heights. (more…)

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03/27/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Kicking off a tour at The Astoria London, Jimi Hendrix for the first time set fire to his guitar on stage — a move that would become his signature — but this time he had to be treated at a hospital for burns.

Members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists for all three major networks — NBC, CBS and ABC — went on strike and it took 13 days to settle,  in time for a CBS live broadcast in April of the Academy Awards.

Americans were listening to The Turtles “Happy Together” at the end of March 1967.

United Nations Secretary General U Thant made public his proposals for a peace settlement in Vietnam.

In what was hailed at the time as the “greatest single Commonwealth achievement in communications,” the South-East Commonwealth telephone cable was inaugurated in Sydney, Australia making it possible to make direct calls between Australia and its Pacific neighbors and allowing calls to the rest of the world.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)