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11/13/18 12:00pm

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Town Animal Control Officer Beau Payne told the November 8 meeting of the Deer & Tick Committee there are plans that would enable homeowners to burn sections of their property for tick control. (more…)

11/12/18 4:30pm

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The traditional raising of the flag at the 2018 Veterans Day ceremonies Monday in the Center.

Monday morning was chilly and bright, perfect autumn conditions for Veterans Day celebrations in front of American Legion Mitchell Post 281 in the Center. (more…)

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11/12/18 2:00pm

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

It’s known today as the “Heidi Game,” when NBC interrupted its telecast of the Oakland Raiders-New York Jets football game with Oakland trailing 32 to 29 to present “Heidi.” It proved to be the most popular program of that week, but football fans lit up NBC switchboards complaining as the Raiders went on to score two touchdowns, besting the Jets 43 to 32.

The United States Supreme Court declared unconstitutional an Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools.

Yale University announced it would admit women students to the class of 1969-70, the first time in its 267 year history that it opened the doors to women.

“National Turn in Your Draft Card Day” was marked by burning of draft cards to protest the ongoing Vietnam War.

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson was selected as the National League’s Most Valuable Player, beating out the Cincinnati Reds’ Pete Rose.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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