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06/27/18 8:00am
KELLY ZEGERS PHOTO Perry Gershon celebrates his primary win Tuesday night.

KELLY ZEGERS PHOTO Perry Gershon celebrates his primary win Tuesday night.

Voters in the 1st Congressional District chose Perry Gershon to be the Democratic candidate to face two-term incumbent Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) at the polls in the midterm elections this November. (more…)

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06/25/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Democrats will go to the polls Tuesday to choose a candidate to run against Congressman Lee Zeldin, above, in November

COURTESY PHOTO Democrats will go to the polls Tuesday to choose a candidate to run against Congressman Lee Zeldin, above, in November

Five candidates are gearing up for the Democratic primary June 26, vying for the nomination to challenge incumbent Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) in November for a seat in the House of Representatives. (more…)

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06/01/18 4:30pm
 CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Francesca Frasco at home on Shelter Island.

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Francesca Frasco at home on Shelter Island.

When Shelter Island High School senior Francesca Frasco and I sat down to talk at her family’s home on Wade Road, it was Friday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend. She had just returned from a tea party. A real one with brewed tea in china cups, sweet snacks and conversation. (more…)

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06/22/17 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Actress Jayne Mansfield was killed in a car crash in New Orleans at age 34.

British actress Maggie Smith married Robert Stephens in a ceremony in Greenwich, England.

In the wake of the Six Day War, Israel removed barricades, reunifying Jerusalem.

200 people were arrested during riots on the east side of Buffalo, New York, in which many African Americans, 13 police officers and one firefighter were injured.

The first Consumer Electronic Show was held in New York City.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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05/09/17 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The 1 millionth telephone was installed in the United States.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience released its debut album, “Are You Experienced?”

The Greek military government accused Andreas Papandreou of treason and imprisoned him. He would later be released  become Greek prime minister between 1981 and 1989.

Rap Brown replaced Stokely Carmichael as the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

The Supreme Court ruled that juveniles accused of crimes were entitled to the same legal rights as adults.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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