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JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO Several interested parties visited Reel Point in February to asses damage. Far left, Town Engineer John Cronin, Fourth form left, Department of Public works Commissioner Jay Card Jr.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO Several interested parties visited Reel Point in February to assess damage. Far left, Town Engineer John Cronin. Fourth from left, Department of Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr.

 

The town is partnering with the Peconic Land Trust (PLT) to study methods of improving, or even saving, one of the Island’s most important waterways. (more…)

07/25/16 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Newly minted United States Marine Corps Pvt. Samantha Capello.

COURTESY PHOTO Newly minted United States Marine Corps Pvt. Samantha Capello.

Proud mother, Marcia Drake, and proud step-father, Christopher Drake, have announced the graduation of their daughter, Pvt. Samantha Capello, from the United States Marine Corps Recruit Training on July 22. (more…)

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Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Casey Stengel was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Bob Dylan was injured when he crashed his 1964 Triumph T100 motorcycle on a road in Woodstock, New York, and the accident would keep him out of the limelight for a full year.

Country singer Martina McBride was born in Sharon, Kansas.

The Beatles “Yesterday & Today” album moved to number one on the music charts in the United States and stayed there for five consecutive weeks.

Another British import, The Troggs, were attracting attention among U.S. music lovers with their release of “Wild Thing.”

And on Shelter Island … (more…)

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07/25/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Taking responsibility
To the Editor:
I own a house in a community of half acre lots in which two houses have been built and rented out to at least four families at a time for as little as a night, a weekend or a week. There are often six cars in the driveway or on the street. My understanding is that the property owner has approached a third person to buy another lot between the other two. (more…)

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07/25/16 8:00am
VERA CHINESE PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin speaks to reporters and concerned members of the public at a press conference on helicopter noise at Southold Town Hall in March 2015.

VERA CHINESE PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin speaks to reporters and concerned members of the public at a press conference on helicopter noise at Southold Town Hall in March 2015.

Congressman Lee Zeldin came out blasting Saturday night against a four-year extension of the Federal Aviation Administration’s current New York North Shore Helicopter Route, which he called “unresponsive bureaucracy at its best.” (more…)