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01/16/18 8:00am
JENNIFER STEELE PHOTO Morning fog rising from Dering Harbor.

JENNIFER STEELE PHOTO Morning fog rising from Dering Harbor.

Tuesday’s weather will be similar to yesterday, with the National Weather Service (NWS) calling for a mostly cloudy day with a high temperature of about 35 degrees.

The wind will be out of the northeast at about 6 mph before turning to the southeast this afternoon.

Tonight there is a slight chance of snow, according to the NWS, between 9 p.m. and midnight, which will then turn to rain. The wind will stay out of the southeast between 7 and 9 mph. The NWS forecasts snow accumulation of less than half an inch.

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01/15/18 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTOS Congressman Lee Zeldin, left, and President Donald Trump.

COURTESY PHOTOS Congressman Lee Zeldin, left, and President Donald Trump.

The vulgar word President Donald Trump allegedly used during a discussion with legislators to describe immigration from several African countries and Haiti created a firestorm this week in the political sphere and beyond.

In his comments, Mr. Trump suggested the U.S. should bring in more immigrants from countries such as Norway, media outlets reported. (more…)

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01/15/18 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

North Korea captured the USS Pueblo holding its crew for 11 months after claiming the Navy intelligence ship had been in its waters while the United State maintained it was in international waters.

Although it would be a few years before it occurred, President Lyndon Johnson called for an end to the conversion of the U.S. dollar with other currencies then held to the gold standard because of economic pressures that were driving down its value.

Peggy Fleming won the United States Ladies Figure Skating Championship held at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina.

The Kander and Ebb musical, “Happy Time,” starring Robert Goulet and choreographed by Gower Champion, opened on Broadway and ran for 286 performances, but was the first Broadway play to lose $1 million.

“The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” starring Zoe Caldwell, who would go on to win a Tony for her performance, premiered on Broadway.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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