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10/09/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Chairman of the Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board Gordon Gooding won Town Board approal Friday for the acquisition ofan open spaces waterfront lot on Congdon Road near the town dock.

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Chairman of the Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board Gordon Gooding won Town Board approal Friday for the acquisition of an open spaces waterfront lot on Congdon Road.

Shelter Island will soon add to its preserved land, spending $800,000 for a 0.95-acre site at 46 Congdon Road. (more…)

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09/26/17 2:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Actress Mira Sorvino was born in Tenafly, New Jersey.

American singer and actress Moon Unit Zappa was born in New York City.

Pairs figure skater Jason Dungjen was born in Detroit and went to skate with Kyoka Ina, winning United States Championships in 1997 and 1998 before retiring, but then returning to skate with Yuka Sato in the Stars on Ice tour.

President Lyndon Johnson took advantage of a Congressional Medal of Honor ceremony to boost his unpopular and flagging Vietnam policy while presenting the medal to Sergeant David Dolby, credited with saving many of his fellow soldiers during a fire fight against the North Vietnamese.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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07/20/17 10:00am
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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…)