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06/15/18 1:12pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The town Medical Center and location of the Senior Activities Center.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
The town Medical Center and location of the Senior Activities Center.

A contractor for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is scheduled to be on the Island Monday to install carbon filters to remediate the problem at the  Senior Activities Center with MTBE — methyl tertiary butyl ether, an additive that was used in gasoline before the substance was banned in 2004. 

The increased presence of the colorless, odorless substance resulted in advising those in the Senior Center and medical offices that they should use bottled water until the problem was resolved. (more…)

03/29/18 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO  |  It was a mad-dash for the stash at the 2016 Easter Egg hunt. This year's event is April 15.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | It was a mad-dash for the stash at the 2016 Easter Egg hunt. This year’s event is Saturday, March 31.

EASTER EGG HUNT

Shelter Island’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m. sharp at Fireman’s Field at Cartwright and Burns roads.

The egg hunt is sponsored by the Shelter Island Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Kids ages 1 through 8 are invited to take part. Prizes will be awarded in several age categories. The raindate is Sunday, April 1. (more…)

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02/26/18 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. announced plans for a Poor People’s Campaign to start with a march on Washington, D.C. A month later he was assassinated, leaving the campaign to go forward under the direction of Southern Christian Leadership Council President Ralph Abernathy.

Fans celebrated NBC’s announcement that its popular “Star Trek” series had been renewed for a third year.

June Carter and Johnny Cash married in a church ceremony in Franklin, Kentucky.

“Love Is Blue” by Paul Mauriat and his Orchestra was the number on song in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 list.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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