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07/19/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher wins approval from his colleagues to seek a change in  the town code on requirements for building swimming pools in the Near Shore and Peninsula Overlay District.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher wins approval from his colleagues to seek a change in the town code on requirements for building swimming pools in the Near Shore and Peninsula Overlay District.

While continuing to explore alternatives to ensuring all Shelter Island residents have potable water, the Water Advisory Committee (WAC) will ask the Town Board to tweak its general code affecting swimming pool installations in the “Near Shore” and “Peninsula Overlay District.” (more…)

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07/19/16 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Mayor Richard Daley called out National Guard troops with orders to shoot to kill during riots on Chicago’s west side. Mr. Daley blamed the riots on Martin Luther King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, whom he said were teaching youths to demonstrate violently.

Gemini 10 parachuted to safety in the western Atlantic Ocean returning astronauts John Young and Michael Collins back to earth after a three-day expedition in space.

North Vietnam President Ho Chi Minh rejected any suggestion of peace talks, maintaining he was determined to continue to fight to liberate the south no matter how long it might take.

The Soviet Union performed a nuclear test at Semipalitinski, Eastern Kazakhstan.

Frank Sinatra, then 50, married 21-year-old Mia Farrow in Las Vegas.

And on Shelter Island … (more…)

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07/12/16 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Shelter Island Animal Control Officer Beau Payne.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Shelter Island Animal Control Officer Beau Payne.

If Beau Payne’s telephone rang at 2 a.m. it’s unlikely he would respond to handle a situation unless circumstances were critical.

Mr. Payne, who was appointed Shelter Island’s Animal Control Officer by the Town Board in April, would more likely advise the caller to reach out to a private pest control service. (more…)

07/11/16 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

British Motor Corporation and Jaguar Cars announced merger plans to become British Motor Holdings.

Actor Matthew Fox, best known for roles in the Fox Network’s “Party of Five” and “Lost” was born in Abington, Pennsylvania.

Mass murderer Richard Speck murdered eight student nurses in their Chicago dormitory and was arrested two days after the killings.

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson flew to Moscow to try to broker peace talks to end the Vietnam war, but his suggestions were rejected by Soviet Union leaders.

“Half A Sixpence,” a musical comedy based on the H.G. Wells novel , “Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul,” closed at the Broadhurst Theater in New York City after 512 performances and a Tony win the year before.

And on Shelter Island …
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