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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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10/02/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO A warm and welcoming harbor, no matter the weather.

COURTESY PHOTO A warm and welcoming harbor, no matter the weather.

The teaser in the Reporter classified ads early last month was: “Much more than a yard sale!” And the address, 45 Burns Road, should have been the tip off.

For three decades, ending in 1985, 45 Burns Road was Harbor Inn. Owned by Jack and Beverly Cahill for much of that time, the tavern remains embedded in the collective memory of Shelter Islanders over the age of 40. If you lived here prior to 1985, you not only remember Harbor Inn, you probably have a story or two to tell about it. (more…)

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11/03/14 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Louis and Anita Cicero standing before one of their ‘Walls of Fame’ of Island memorabilia.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Louis and Anita Cicero standing before one of their ‘Walls of Fame’ of Island memorabilia.

Louis Cicero has been Shelter Island’s barber for 55 years. Equal parts town historian, mayor, confessor and known to all as “Louie the Clip,” he also, by the way, has a beautiful head of hair.

Louis and his wife, Anita, have been partners in hair care and life for 37 years. Some couples finish each other’s sentences. Louis and Anita start the same sentence simultaneously, and keep talking until one of them capitulates, letting the other finish. (more…)

05/01/14 4:30pm
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO | Proud papa Michael Ryan with two of his favorite athletes, daughters Madeline (left) and Elizabeth.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO | Proud papa Michael Ryan with two of his favorite athletes, daughters Madeline (left) and Elizabeth.

When I was a young golf professional on Shelter Island about 40 years ago, I always tried to say the right thing. In other words, no matter what I thought of what you were saying, I would just smile and say something agreeable.

That was until I was at a Lions Club meeting with Bill Ryan Sr. (more…)