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07/24/17 8:00am

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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the town of Winneconne, Wisconsin wasn’t included on any maps, it filed for secession from the United States, but rescinded the secession declaration a day later.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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11/09/15 5:06pm
A grant was awarded Monday to build a public restroom at Volunteer Park on Bridge Street. (Credit: Julie Lane file photo)

A grant was awarded Monday to build a public restroom at Volunteer Park on Bridge Street. (Credit: Julie Lane file photo)

If you’ve ever been at Volunteer Park and had a sudden urge to go, pretty soon you won’t have to head all the way home for relief.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the latest round of downtown revitalization grants Monday, including a much anticipated $67,700 to help construct a a unisex restroom at the Bridge Street park.  (more…)

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05/20/15 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | JULIE LANE PHOTO The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed a Chamber of Commerce proposal for a permanent restroom In Volunteer Park.

COURTESY PHOTO | JULIE LANE PHOTO
The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed a Chamber of Commerce proposal for a permanent restroom In Volunteer Park.

A project to build a permanent pubic restroom in Volunteer Park on Bridge Street was presented to the Town Board at its work session Tuesday. (more…)