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09/11/18 2:00pm
PETER BOODY PHOTO Panelists (from left) Adm. Sandy Winnefeld, Dr. Joseph Garbely and Patrick Radden at the Hamptons Institute forum on opioid addiction Aug. 20. Journalist Elizabeth Vargas was the moderator.

PETER BOODY PHOTO Panelists (from left) Adm. Sandy Winnefeld, Dr. Joseph Garbely and Patrick Radden at the Hamptons Institute forum on opioid addiction Aug. 20. Journalist Elizabeth Vargas was the moderator.

One company, the Sackler family’s Purdue Pharma, has played a critical role in instigating an epidemic of opioid addiction in the United States that killed 72,000 Americans last year — more people than perished at the peak of the HIV epidemic or died in car wrecks or shootings last year. (more…)

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09/19/17 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Jack Monaghan

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Jack Monaghan

Jack Monaghan, one of the most beloved Islanders in recent memory, passed away on September 6, 2017. He was 82 years old. Here’s a profile by Peter Boody of Jack the Reporter published in 2014. (more…)

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07/28/14 12:00pm
PETER BOODY PHOTO |  Carole and Richard Baron, World War II POW and former publisher of Dial Press during the Civil Rights era, outside the beachfront home where they host children, step-children, grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

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Carole and Richard Baron, World War II POW and former publisher of Dial Press during the Civil Rights era, outside the beachfront home where they host children, step-children, grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

Many Islanders know Richard Baron, a regular in the Memorial Day Parade, as a member of that “Greatest Generation” of Americans, a man who fought from North Africa to Anzio and on into Germany, where he was captured and spent the last four months of World War II as a prisoner of war.

His military record, from his wounding in Italy to his capture in Germany, makes for a fascinating tale, part of which is told in a book he co-authored in 1981 called “Raid,” about General George S. Patton’s disastrous attempt to free his son-in-law from the camp where Richard was a prisoner. (more…)

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06/24/14 12:13pm
PETER BOODY PHOTO | Kimberlea Rea on her back deck at Bass Creek.

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Kimberlea Rea on her back deck at Bass Creek.

You know there’s a good story behind an attorney who keeps prints of Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson on the wall behind her desk in the Shelter Island office she shares with her law partner, Town Justice Mary-Faith Westervelt. (more…)

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05/30/14 12:25pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Grown-up Shelter Island summer kid Paul Ben-Victor as Moe Howard from the 2000 made-for-TV biopic, ‘The Three Stooges,’ which will be screened at the library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10.

COURTESY PHOTO | Grown-up Shelter Island summer kid Paul Ben-Victor as Moe Howard from the 2000 made-for-TV biopic, ‘The Three Stooges,’ which will be screened at the library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10.

Paul Ben-Victor should have no trouble making it to the screening of the ABC-TV biopic “The Three Stooges” at the Shelter Island Library’s June 10 edition of its Tuesday Movies at the Library series at 7 p.m., as promised.

As the actor who played the lead role of Moe Howard, he agreed to be there with another Shelter Islander, Janet Roach, who wrote the screenplay, to discuss the film with the audience right after the screening. (more…)