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10/10/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Fire Commissioners could have to pierce the tax cap tor a higher Center Firehouse tower and want to hear from the public at a hearing Tuesday, October 17, at 7 p.m.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Shelter Island Fire Commissioners could have to pierce the tax cap tor a higher Center Firehouse tower and want to hear from the public at a hearing Tuesday, October 17, at 7 p.m.

For the first time since the state imposed a 2 percent tax rate cap on spending, the Shelter Island Fire District expects it may have to pierce that cap as it prepares its 2018 budget. (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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08/28/17 2:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Beatles manager Brian Epstein died of an drug overdose and was found in his locked bedroom with some suggesting it marked the beginning of the Beatles’ dissolution.

American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell was assassinated in Arlington, Virginia by a former party member who had been ejected from the group because he tried to bring Marxist doctrine into the party’s platforms.

The final episode of ABC’s “The Fugitive” drew 78 million viewers.

The East Coast Wrestling Association was established.

The number one song in the nation was Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billy Joe.”

And on Shelter Island . . .

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08/02/17 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO David Harms, argued at the July 26 ZBA meeting against a proposed 120-foot cell tower adjacent to his Cobbetts Lane property. Also pictured is John Coughlin, attorney for Elite Tower, Verizon and the Shelter Island Fire Commissioners.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
David Harms, argued at the July 26 ZBA meeting against a proposed 120-foot cell tower adjacent to his Cobbetts Lane property. Also pictured is John Coughlin, attorney for Elite Tower, Verizon and the Shelter Island Fire Commissioners.

Most of the anticipated fireworks over construction of a cell tower ticketed for the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane to improve fire department communications and cell phone service in the area are on hold awaiting a public hearing before the Town Board. (more…)

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07/24/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset Firehouse could be the site of a second Shelter Island cell phone tower.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset Firehouse could be the site of a second Shelter Island cell phone tower.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is poised to hear from John Coughlin, attorney for  Deer Park’s Elite Towers, Wednesday night as he makes the case for a new tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane. (more…)