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01/29/18 8:00am

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley was born to Priscilla and Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tennessee.

Vince Lombardi resigned as coach of the Green Bay Packers but would go on to coach the Washington Redskins for three years.

New York Central Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad merged forming Penn Central Transportation.

Comedian Pauly Shore was born in California to Mitzi Shore, who founded The Comedy Store in West Hollywood, California and comedian Sammy Shore.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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12/18/17 8:00am

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Louis Washkansky, the first person to undergo a heart transplant, died 18 days later in Cape Town, South Africa, as a result of drugs used to suppress his immune system to keep it from rejecting his new heart. (more…)

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11/13/17 4:30pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski won the American League’s Most Valuable Player award.

Surveyor 6 became the first man-made object to lift off from the moon.

United States planes bombed the Haiphong shipyard in North Vietnam for the first time and President Lyndon Johnson told the American people that the U.S. was inflicting more losses on the North Vietnamese than American troops were taking,  announcing, “We are making progress”

Actress Lisa Bonet, best known to audiences for her role as Denise Huxtable on the Cosby Show, was born in San Francisco

Davey Jones of the Monkees opened a boutique, Zilch 1, in Greenwich Village

And on Shelter Island . . .

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11/01/17 4:30pm
COURTESY TOWN OF SHELTER ISLAND

COURTESY TOWN OF SHELTER ISLAND

If there is a single fact that emerges as a surprise from the recent survey conducted by the town’s Deer & Tick Committee, it’s that 72 percent of respondents said they would favor Shelter Island paying professionals to reduce deer density. (more…)