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12/29/17 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The cost of a first class stamp went from 5 to 6 cents.

Dr. Benjamin Spock and Yale Chaplain William Sloan Coffin were among those indicted by a Boston grand jury on charges of conspiracy to encourage violations of the draft law and both were convicted.

Dr. Norman Shumway performed the first United States heart transplant at Stanford University.

The Beatles “Magical Mystery Tour” went to number one on the music charts and stayed there for eight weeks.

Carrie Ann Inaba, American choreographer best known  for her role as a judge on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”  was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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07/24/17 8:00am

Old book with a damaged cover. Book is open, visible texture sheets.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Because the town of Winneconne, Wisconsin wasn’t included on any maps, it filed for secession from the United States, but rescinded the secession declaration a day later.

The first air conditioned New York City subway car appeared on the F line that runs from the southern tip of Brooklyn, through Manhattan and out to Queens.

Singer, rock guitarist and songwriter Jimi Hendrix quit as the opening act for the Monkees during the group’s American tour.

Dr. Thomas Starzi at the University of Colorado performed the first successful liver transplant on a 19-month old child.

The Beatles signed a petition printed in the London Times calling for the legalization of marijuana

And on Shelter Island . . .

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01/12/16 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Hank de Cillia, who was executive director of East End Transit, tried unsuccessfully 10 years ago to convince the Shelter Island Town Board to allow a shuttle boat connecting passengers between North and South ferries.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Hank de Cillia, who was executive director of East End Transit, tried unsuccessfully 10 years ago to convince the Shelter Island Town Board to allow a shuttle bus connecting passengers between North and South ferries.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

President Lyndon Johnson, in his first State of the Union Address, said that the United States could afford to continue to support the war effort in Vietnam and pay for the Great Society social programs he advocated. (more…)

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09/10/15 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOITO Democrat Jim Dougherty is running for reelection as town supervisor this November.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOITO Democrat Jim Dougherty is running for reelection as town supervisor this November.

The two men who want to be Shelter Island Town Supervisor — incumbent Jim Dougherty and former supervisor Art Williams — couldn’t be more distant from one another in their attitudes about how the government should function fiscally. (more…)