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05/22/17 10:05am


High nitrate content in a well tested in the Center led to a press release by Supervisor Jim Dougherty on Friday, suggesting that Center residents “may want to consider having their own wells tested for water quality as high nitrate levels affect the quality of drinking water.”

According to Cornell University Cooperative Extension, an excess level of nitrates is especially harmful to infants and young children and “indicate[s] the possible presence of other more serious residential or agricultural contaminants, such as bacteria or pesticides.” (more…)

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05/22/17 8:00am

Old book with a damaged cover. Book is open, visible texture sheets.


Dr. Martin Luther King spoke to a crowd estimated at 5,000 at the University of California at Berkeley urging support of a non-violent peace bloc he believed would influence the outcome of the 1968 election.

Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford, approaching age 41, announced his retirement from baseball.

John Lennon took delivery of a psychedelically painted Rolls Royce.

While “Groovin’” by The Young Rascals was still at the top of the music charts, it would be overtaken by the number two song, Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” the following week.

“The War Wagon” starring John Wayne and Kirk Douglas was released by Universal Pictures and quickly climbed to the top of the weekend box office list pulling in $2.5 million and staying at the top for another two weeks, bringing in another $4.56 million.

And on Shelter Island . . .


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05/19/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Shelter Island Country Club's clubhouse.

The Shelter Island Country Club’s clubhouse.

To all mothers, grandmothers, step-mothers, godmothers and mothers-in-law, the Shelter Island Country Club hopes you enjoyed you special day.

It has been cool and windy on Shelter Island this week but the warmer weather and sunshine has moved in. So get out and play golf at S.I.C.C. (more…)

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05/18/17 4:30pm
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO The 2017 Lions Club Citizens of the Year, Al and Tippi Bevans at the Reporter’s office.

The 2017 Lions Club Citizens of the Year, Al and Tippi Bevans at the Reporter’s office.

For years, Tippi and Al Bevan have given generously of their time and energy to ensure that no one on the Island goes hungry.

Since 2006, the Bevans have managed the Food Pantry at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church and for the past 25 years, they have been delivering Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors on the Island.

On Thursday, May 25, they will add another title to their list of achievements — the Shelter Island Lions Club’s 2017 Citizens of the Year. (more…)