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04/16/18 8:00am

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Actress Ashley Judd, daughter of country singer Naomi Judd and sister of country singer Wynonna Judd, was born in Granada Hills, California.

The National Baseball League agreed to add two teams and by the following year had added the San Diego Padres and Montreal Expos, bringing to 12 the number of teams on its roster.

The 72nd Boston Marathon was held with Amby Barfoot of Connecticut winning the men’s race and Bobbi Gibbs of California winning for the women. She was the first woman to run a full marathon in 1966 and won that year and the following two years.

Pierre Trudeau was sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister, a post he would hold for 15 years and a post now held by his son Justin.

The winner of top Tony Awards went to “Rosencranz & Gilderstein Are Dead” for Best Play and “Hallelujah, Baby” for Best Musical.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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04/02/18 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Civil rights leader and Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota won the Democratic primary in Wisconsin, but Hubert Humphrey would go on to claim the nomination and then be defeated by Republican Richard Nixon in the general election.

“2001: A Space Odyssey,” directed by Stanley Kubrick, premiered in Washington, D.C.

North Vietnam leaders agreed to meet United States representatives to setup preliminary peace talks.

The Academy Awards were postponed until April 10 because of the Martin Luther King murder.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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03/02/18 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Sight of a new single family house at North Ferry and Hedges roads where broker Janalyn Travis-Messer previously proposed a 2-unit structure under the town’s Community Housing Board structure.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Sight of a new single family house under construction at at North Ferry and Hedges roads.

Broker Janalyn Travis-Messer is building a single-family rental ranch house on the lot at North Ferry and Hedges roads where not so long ago she sought unsuccessfully to create community housing units. (more…)

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01/30/18 10:00am
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Pushing back at Councilman Paul Shepherd’s announced plan to resist revisiting the town’s Comprehensive Plan, members of the Community Housing Board (CHB) meeting January 25 said they want a rewrite of sections dealing with affordable housing. (more…)