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06/22/17 8:00am

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Actress Jayne Mansfield was killed in a car crash in New Orleans at age 34.

British actress Maggie Smith married Robert Stephens in a ceremony in Greenwich, England.

In the wake of the Six Day War, Israel removed barricades, reunifying Jerusalem.

200 people were arrested during riots on the east side of Buffalo, New York, in which many African Americans, 13 police officers and one firefighter were injured.

The first Consumer Electronic Show was held in New York City.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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06/20/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Council member Greg Toner shared information with his colleagues Monday night on rising nitrate levels in Shelter Island water.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Council member Greg Toner shared information with his colleagues Monday night on rising nitrate levels in Shelter Island water.

The Water Advisory Committee (WAC) walked a fine line Monday night between informing the public about water safety and not alarming residents about the quality of their water. (more…)

06/20/17 9:50am

If the late afternoon forecast for Saturday, June 17 called for rain starting at 5 p.m., just a half hour before race time, the weatherman proved wrong.

But many of the nearly 2,000 participants in the 38th annual Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk, might have welcomed a deluge as they came off the course dripping sweat from the high humidity. There would be no records set by the winners Saturday, although many runners were pleased to finish and beating their own personal bests. (more…)

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06/19/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset Firehouse is likely to be the site of a second Shelter Island cell phone tower.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset Firehouse is likely to be the site of a second Shelter Island cell phone tower.

Three years after Shelter Island Fire Commissioners began discussions about locating a new cell tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane, the application will be considered by the Zoning Board of Appeals. (more…)

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06/19/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Members of the new Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board heard from Bob Eichinger of Roman Stone, a Bay Shore manufacturing company, about septic systems Suffolk County has approved for use.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Members of the new Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board heard from Bob Eichinger of Roman Stone, a Bay Shore manufacturing company, about septic systems Suffolk County has approved for use.

Members of the new Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board have reviewed new septic systems Suffolk County has approved for installation.

Beginning in August, the county will require builders of new homes to install one of the new systems. The next county requirement will be upgrades to systems where planned construction will increase house size by 50 percent or more. (more…)