12/01/17 4:30pm
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

Shelter Island takes care of its own. These Island groups represent all age groups and address a range of community programs and services, supported largely by volunteer efforts and donations. In addition, each of the Island’s churches provides outreach programs. During this season, please consider helping out or lending a hand — and let us know if we have inadvertently omitted any group.
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07/10/17 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Crime boss Tommy Lucchese, who spent three years in Sing Sing after being convicted in Riverhead of auto theft, died in Lido Beach, Long Island, after suffering a brain tumor at age 67.

Patrick Kennedy, former Rhode Island congressman and son of Ted Kennedy, who was diagnosed with bipolar disease and had problems with substance abuse, was born in Brighton, Massachusetts, and, since his political career ended, has dedicated his efforts to working for improved mental health care.

The Who began a United States tour opening for Herman’s Hermits.

Surveyor 4, meant to test soil on the moon to prepare for Apollo manned flights, exploded just two-and-a-half minutes before touching down on the lunar surface, but still managed to send back photographs before its demise.

And on Shelter Island  . . .

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06/12/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Thurgood Marshall, then solicitor general, was the first African-American appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

China tested its first hydrogen bomb.

Following the Six Day War, Egypt blockaded the Suez Canal and it remained closed until June 1975, trapping 14 cargo ships for eight years.

In Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court declared bans on interracial marriage throughout the United States were unconstitutional.

Mariner 5 was launched from Cape Canaveral to Venus and it sent back information that the planet was very hot and the atmosphere much more dense than had been expected.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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08/31/15 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Rubber ducks taking a well-deserved rest after racing on Sunday.

COURTESY PHOTO Rubber ducks taking a well-deserved rest after racing on Sunday.

Heather Reylek had this to say about the  fourth annual Shelter Island Duck Race Sunday, which raised more than $4,500 for the Chamber of Commerce: “These poor little ducks got quite a workout. It was a picture perfect day. Despite their efforts to escape to open waters, the Duck Wranglers captured them and brought them home.”

07/16/15 2:00pm
CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC |

CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC |

Proving a point
Shelter Islanders are worried about water.

As if it was needed, there’s now proof that statement is true. Concerns about drinking water and wastewater flowing into surrounding surface water are not just aired on this page of the Reporter or in our news stories, but are shared by the general public. (more…)