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09/02/14 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Catherine Becker has seen more than a half a century of Shelter Island history from her home on Little Ram Island.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO |
Catherine Becker has seen more than a half a century of Shelter Island history from her home on Little Ram Island.

Catherine Becker has lived at the top of the hill on Little Ram Island for the past 55 years.

Born in 1917, Catherine is a living witness to much of 20th century history. From her vantage in a modest home on that high point of land on Shelter Island, she’s spread her unforgettable brand of humor, warmth and serene confidence. The poet Maya Angelou said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Catherine has the rare gift of making the people around her feel good. (more…)

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08/28/14 4:46pm

 

JULIE LANE PHOTO Cornell Cooperative Extension staffers Marie Boulier (left) and Dr. Tamson Yeh donned protective clothing Thursday to remove toxic wild parsnip plants from an area on Ram Island Road.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Cornell Cooperative Extension staffers Marie Boulier (left) and Dr. Tamson Yeh donned protective clothing Thursday to remove toxic wild parsnip plants from an area on Ram Island Road.

Cornell Cooperative Extension staffers descended on Shelter Island Thursday morning to remove wild parsnip growing in patches along Ram Island Road and Gardiners Bay Drive near Cobbetts Lane. (more…)

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08/28/14 2:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | More than 350 people packed a TV studio in Wainscott Wednesday night for a special aircraft noise meeting.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | More than 350 people packed a TV studio in Wainscott Wednesday night for a special aircraft noise meeting.

Too low, too loud, too many.

That was the consensus from nearly 50 residents from East End communities who spoke at a packed public meeting Wednesday evening about a record number of aircraft — mostly helicopters — buzzing their homes this summer. (more…)

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08/28/14 10:06am
BRIDG HUNT PHOTO North Ferry’s Manhansett boat was under construction in August 2004 in Florida before debuting on the Shelter Island-Greenport run in 2005.

BRIDG HUNT PHOTO
North Ferry’s Manhansett was under construction in August 2004 in Florida before debuting on the Shelter Island-Greenport run in 2005.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

A major race riot resulted in 341 people injured and 774 arrested

Lady Bird Johnson was on the cover of Time Magazine

The Beatles continued their US tour at Forest Hills in New York

Mary Poppins was pulling in the largest movie audiences

The Animals’ House of the Rising Sun was at the top of the music charts

And on Shelter Island …

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