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02/24/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Donnamarie Barnes at Sylvester Manor.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Donnamarie Barnes at Sylvester Manor.

Donnamarie Barnes unlocked the door of the 18th century house at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm and moved through rooms full of sheeted furniture, aged wallpaper and neat piles of very old books. She addressed the place as if she were visiting an old friend who has been shut-in.

“Hello house!” she said, walking through the rooms, explaining that, “I like to greet the house when I’ve been away for a while.” (more…)

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02/24/17 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Property owner James Welch needs five variances from the Zoning Board of Appeals to make changes to his house at 2 Sylvan Place in Shelter Island Heights.

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Property owner James Welch needs five variances from the Zoning Board of Appeals to make changes to his house at 2 Sylvan Place in Shelter Island Heights.

Heights resident James Welch had an easy time with the Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday night as an application for five variances drew few questions and a likely endorsement in March. (more…)

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02/22/17 4:30pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Franz Stangl, the former commandant of the Treblinka and Sobibór extermination camps, was arrested in São Paulo, Brazil.

The United States performed a nuclear test at a site in Nevada.

The movie version of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” starring Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore was released.

Frank Sinatra and producer Jimmy Bowen won Grammy Awards for “Strangers in the Night.”

Actor George Eads of CSI fame was born in Fort Worth, Texas.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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02/21/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO| Shelter Island Justice Court.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO| Shelter Island Justice Court.

Michael Ballad of Sag Harbor — convicted in Shelter Island Justice Court of aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated as a first offense  and license plate, insurance and registration violations — is due to be sentenced on Monday. (more…)