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01/14/19 12:00pm

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Richard Nixon was inaugurated as the nation’s 37th president.

The Vietnam peace talks began in Paris with representatives of North Vietnam, South Vietnam, the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam and the United States at the table.

The Soviet Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 performed the first transfer of a crew in space.

United Airlines Flight 266 crashed into Santa Monica Bay killing all 32 passengers and six crew members.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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01/11/19 10:00am

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Justice Helen Rosenblum administered the oath of office to colleague Mary-Faith Westervelt as Ms. Westervelt’s husband Brian stood by her side and Supervisor Gary Gerth joined in the swearing in ceremony.

If it was a quiet election time locally last November, it was time last week to celebrate two town officials elected without opposition who took their oaths of office among relatives and friends at the Town Board’s January 2 reorganizational meeting.

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01/10/19 8:00am

COURTESY ILLUSTRATION

The public got a first look Tuesday evening at the direction the administration and the Shelter Island Board of Education hopes to take in structuring a budget for the 2019-20 school year. The goal is to stay within the state-imposed cap of 2 percent above the current tax rate. (more…)

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01/09/19 12:00pm

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Services  Shelter Islanders depend on from the federal government, such as Social Security checks, are unaffected by those federal agencies that aren’t functioning with the normal contingent of workers. (more…)