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02/22/17 4:30pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Franz Stangl, the former commandant of the Treblinka and Sobibór extermination camps, was arrested in São Paulo, Brazil.

The United States performed a nuclear test at a site in Nevada.

The movie version of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” starring Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore was released.

Frank Sinatra and producer Jimmy Bowen won Grammy Awards for “Strangers in the Night.”

Actor George Eads of CSI fame was born in Fort Worth, Texas.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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02/21/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO| Shelter Island Justice Court.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO| Shelter Island Justice Court.

Michael Ballad of Sag Harbor — convicted in Shelter Island Justice Court of aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated as a first offense  and license plate, insurance and registration violations — is due to be sentenced on Monday. (more…)

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02/21/17 8:00am
JOHN CLARE PHOTO Dawn, Congdons Creek.

JOHN CLARE PHOTO Dawn, Congdons Creek Dock.

For the first time in weeks, the words short-term rentals weren’t uttered during a Town Board meeting February 17.

Wayne and Donna King waited patiently while the Town Board addressed a number of routine matters before taking their turn at the podium not to save themselves money, but to help other Island baymen. (more…)

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02/20/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO A lone star tick.

COURTESY PHOTO A lone star tick.

Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could one day be part of the arsenal used in the battle to reduce the incidence of tick-borne diseases on Shelter Island. (more…)

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02/20/17 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The 25th Amendment to the Constitution ­— dealing with presidential succession in the event of a temporary disability, resignation or death — was adopted.

United States troops began one of the largest air mobile assaults of the Vietnam war aimed at destroying Viet Cong military bases.

Elvis Presley released “How Great Thou Art” that won a Grammy for the ‘Best Sacred Performance.’

Moscow forbade its satellite states from establishing diplomatic relationships with what was then West Germany.

American actress Lili Taylor, who has won a prime time Emmy for “American Crime” as lead actress in a limited series or movie was born in Glencoe, Illinois.

And on Shelter Island …
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