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01/14/19 4:30pm

TARA SMITH PHOTO County Executive Steve Bellone was among the elected officials on hand to celebrate the official opening of the outpatient clinic.

When Anton DeMartino left the Army in the 1960s, he never could have imagined a time when veterans were welcomed home, cared for and embraced. (more…)

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01/14/19 12:00pm


Richard Nixon was inaugurated as the nation’s 37th president.

The Vietnam peace talks began in Paris with representatives of North Vietnam, South Vietnam, the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam and the United States at the table.

The Soviet Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 performed the first transfer of a crew in space.

United Airlines Flight 266 crashed into Santa Monica Bay killing all 32 passengers and six crew members.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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01/11/19 4:30pm

Donna King, at home on Shelter Island.

Every year, Donna King looks forward to opening day of scallop season, when she goes fishing with her husband Wayne.

Her expertise in the culling, opening, cooking and freezing of our local bay scallops is so deep, you’d never know she grew up landlocked in the Midwest, and had never seen a scallop until 2009, when her kids were grown, her parents gone, and she was remarried. It was Wayne who brought her to Shelter Island, and she took to it. (more…)