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03/20/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Muhammed Ali knocked out Zora Folley in the seventh round to win the heavyweight boxing title.

Students at the University of Michigan held the first teach-in after the United States bombing of North Vietnam.

NASA halted further training for three scheduled manned space missions to overhaul the Apollo program in light of the January fire that killed Apollo 1 astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele and Walter Cunningham.

American figure skater Debi Thomas — 1986 World Champion, 1988 Olympic bronze medalist and two-time U.S. National Champion — was born in Poughkeepsie, New York

“Homecoming” and “Cabaret” took home top honors at the 21st Annual Tony Awards ceremony.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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03/01/17 10:58am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its work session Tuesday. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan, Councilwoman Amber-Brach-Williams and Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its work session Tuesday. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan, Councilwoman Amber-Brach-Williams and Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar.

It turned ugly at Town Hall Tuesday.

During the Town Board’s work session a member used a crude term to describe cowardice and a resident, after accusing board members of “collusion,” and one in particular of hypocrisy, later from the audience told a person speaking at the podium to “sit down and shut up.” (more…)

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03/01/17 7:53am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Community Housing Board Co-Chair Mary-Faith Westervelt hopes a community forum will provide a catalyst to the creation of sustainable year-round housing.

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Community Housing Board Co-Chair Mary-Faith Westervelt hopes a community forum will provide a catalyst to the creation of sustainable year-round housing.

Determined to widen its outlook on methods of providing affordable rental accomodations, the Community Housing Board (CHB) is inviting representatives of various organizations, businesses, town government, the Shelter Island School and police, firefighters and emergency services responders to participate in a forum at the end of the month. (more…)

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01/13/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Albert DeSalvo, who confessed and later recanted to being the Boston Strangler, was convicted of numerous crimes and sentenced to life imprisonment, but none of the crimes for which he was sentenced were specific to the Boston Strangler case. (more…)