07/20/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

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EVENTS

THURSDAY, JULY 20

Ferry Writers, join in writing exercises with a supportive group. 5 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.

FRIDAY,  JULY 21

The Examined Life, a philosophy discussion group led by Wendy Turgeon. 1 p.m., library. Read and discuss essays from “The Stone Reader.” (631) 749-0042.

Friday Night Dialogues, Callie Atkins and Glenn Waddington discuss their circumnavigation of the entire Island on foot. 7 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042. (more…)

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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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04/26/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilwoman Chris Lewis, left, Town board liaison to the Community Housing Board (CHB), at Monday’s meeting, with CHB) member Bruce Saul.

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Councilwoman Chris Lewis, left, Town board liaison to the Community Housing Board (CHB), at Monday’s meeting, with CHB) member Bruce Saul.

Based on suggestions at the March Community Housing Board CHB forum and communications to committee members since then, there’s now program in place to bring reasonably priced housing to the Island.

The group agreed Monday night to ask the Town Board about increasing membership from five to seven in order to add younger members and spread the work load. (more…)

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04/07/17 2:00pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO  | The cast of 'Curtains.'

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | The cast of ‘Curtains.’

Spring for Shelter Island means many things but one of the most enduring and inspirational signs of the season is the Shelter Island School play.

This annual community event was once again a smashing success last weekend with the production of “Curtains” playing to full houses  The production  sparked  conversations in offices, shops and at the post offices about the charming, brilliantly produced and acted production. (more…)

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03/30/17 2:00pm
ELANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO A view of the Community Housing Board forum at Town Hall Monday evening.

ELANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO A view of the Community Housing Board forum at Town Hall Monday evening.

Judging from the turnout at Monday night’s Community Housing Board forum, many employers and leaders of volunteer services see the need for rental units as do residents and would-be residents of Shelter Island.

So why isn’t it a priority for the Town Board? (more…)