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09/15/18 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The future King of England Prince Charles joined the Cambridge Footlights and tread the boards as an actor along with many famous actors who got their start in that club, but alas, his future lay elsewhere.

Baseball legend Mickey Mantle hit his final career home run, number 536.

President Richard Nixon appeared on the “Rowan & Martin Laugh-In” show offering the program’s signature, “Sock it to me” as his one liner.

In the United States, people were listening to “Harper Valley P.T.A.” by Jeannie Riley.

“The Case Against Congress” by Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson was among the best selling books of its time.

And on Shelter Island  . . .

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08/31/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams tells her colleagues she will ask Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board members about providing money for a salt water intrusion study.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams tells her colleagues she will ask Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board members about providing money for a salt water intrusion study.

The Town Board is exploring ways to provide water to those who don’t have reliable wells and those who need nitrogen-reducing septic systems to protect the water they have.

At the board’s Tuesday work session, members said they’re aware of residents who have drilled wells on town property to have potable water. (more…)

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08/28/18 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Shelter Island Community Preservation Fund (CPF) revenues showed a slight recovery from the negative numbers it has reflected in 2018, but the town’s revenues for the first seven months of the year are still down by 38.4 percent, bringing in $690,000 this year  compared with $1.12 million for the same period in 2017. (more…)