50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Ice hockey legend Bobby Orr, who played for the Boston Bruins, scored his first hat trick — three goals in a single game — in a match with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Flamboyant stage and screen actress Tullulah Bankhead died of pneumonia in New York City at the age of 65.
Tennis great Arthur Ashe was the first black to be ranked number one at season’s end.
Actor Peter Sellers divorced actress Britt Ekland after four years of marriage.
And on Shelter Island . . .
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Home in Southold after a flight of fancy that took her from Southold to Shelter Island, Duckie is back where she belongs.
Kara Jackson calls it “a Christmas miracle,” talking about the return of Duckie, her pet Muscovy duck, who left Southold about a month ago. (more…)
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Shelter Island Center Firehouse
Two candidates are seeking support Tuesday to serve a five-year term as a Shelter Island Fire Commissioner. (more…)
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Mr. and Mrs. Claus lit up the night on Wednesday.
Temperatures hovered in the 20s on Wednesday night when Islanders huddled together at Police Headquarters for the annual lighting of the Town Christmas Tree. Thanks to a steady program of music and the spirit of joy for the season, no one seemed concerned about the cool air.
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Fire District Commissioner Andy Reeve (left) discusses the application with attorney John Coughlin Wednesday night in advance of the ZBA approving a variance and special permit that allow the project to go forward.
The Zoning Board of Appeals removed the final hurdle Wednesday night enabling the Shelter Island Fire District, Elite Towers and Verizon to move forward with its plan for a 120-foot cell tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane.