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08/14/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

China downed two U.S. Navy bombers that had strayed into its airspace following a raid on North Vietnam and the only survivor was held by China until 1973.

Muhammad Ali, at age 25, married his second wife, Belinda Boyd, then 17, and she converted to Islam taking the name Khalilah Ali and bore four children before the couple divorced in 1977.

Judy Garland was on Broadway in “At Home in the Palace” that played a limited engagement of 24 performances at the Palace Theater.

“The Trip,” a psychedelic movie written by Jack Nicholson and starring Peter Fonda and Susan Strasberg, was pulling in audiences throughout the United States.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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08/10/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A specially-designed wheelchair for use on beaches is at Crescent Beach, courtesy of the Department of Public Works.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
A specially-designed wheelchair for use on beaches is at Crescent Beach, courtesy of the Department of Public Works.

Imagine living on a beautiful island with lovely beaches, but never being able to enter the water — or even sit on the sand — on a hot day.

That’s been the plight of Joe Napolitano who, until this summer, couldn’t access the waters around Shelter Island because he’s a person who uses a wheelchair. (more…)

08/08/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO During the fall, the Camp Adventure “family” gathered for its annual CampsGiving weekend at Quinipet. Campers and staff descend on Shelter Island Saturday for a week-long respite from cancer treatments to turn their attention to fun with friends.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
During the fall, the Camp Adventure “family” gathered for its annual CampsGiving weekend at Quinipet. Campers and staff descend on Shelter Island Saturday for a week-long respite from cancer treatments to turn their attention to fun with friends.

Dinosaurs roamed the earth thousands of years ago and their remains have been uncovered by archeologists, but were they on Shelter Island? (more…)

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08/08/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel pronounced the survey going out to residents “a great thing” that will aid in developing a 2018 budget request from the Town Board.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel pronounced the survey going out to residents “a great thing” that will aid in developing a 2018 budget request from the Town Board.

After weeks of revisions, a 20-question survey dealing with deer and ticks is scheduled to be mailed this week to approximately 3,500 people on the Island, including property owners who receive their tax bills at residences off-Island. (more…)

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08/07/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Friends thanks to a friend, are Isola chef Seth Nathan (left) and owner Brad Kitkowski on the porch of the restaurant.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Friends thanks to a friend, are Isola chef Seth Nathan (left) and owner Brad Kitkowski on the porch of the restaurant.

“The food’s good and it’s fun,” Brad Kitkowski said about his recently opened Isola — Italian for Island — in the space once occupied by Sweet Tomato’s space in the Heights. “If you’re having fun, people sense it,” he said. (more…)