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10/16/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Governor Andrew Cuomo

COURTESY PHOTO Governor Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday told the U.S. Secretary of Commerce that the state will sue the Department of Commerce and fishery regulatory bodies if changes aren’t made to the fluke quota, which he says hurt New York’s economy and commercial fishing families.

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10/16/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Amy Carter, daughter of President Jimmy Carter and Carter, was born in Plains, Georgia.

Mariner 5 made a fly by of Venus  to test the atmosphere and examine solar particles.

Approximately 70,000 Vietnam protestors marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the Pentagon where speakers included social activists Allen Ginsberg, Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin.

Seven men were convicted of civil rights violations in Meridian, Mississippi.

Joe DiMaggio was hired as vice president of the Oakland Athletics.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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10/16/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Chief Jim Read cut the deer culling budget before submitting it to the Town Board.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Chief Jim Read cut the deer culling budget before submitting it to the Town Board.

What happened to the Deer & Tick Committee’s decision to request more money for culling the herd in 2018 than was in the budget request submitted to the Town Board? (more…)

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10/13/17 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Tom Hashagen is never far from a stringed instrument, or a kitchen.

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Tom Hashagen is never far from a stringed instrument, or a kitchen.

In 1979 an itinerant guitar-playing chef named Tom Hashagen decided to quit his rambling ways, move to Shelter Island, and stay for good. (more…)