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08/07/17 2:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Deion Sanders, the only man to have played in both a World Series and a Super Bowl, was born in Fort Myers, Florida.

The first lineup of Fleetwood Mac made its live debut at the Windsor Jazz and Blues Festival in the United Kingdom.

Actress Vivian Leigh, perhaps best known to American audiences for her starring roles in “Gone With the Wind” and “A Streetcar Named Desire,” died in the Britain.

Tommy Lucchese, crime boss and a founding member of the mafia in the United States, succumbed to a brain tumor at home in Lido Beach on Long Island.

The cost of a movie ticket throughout the United States averaged $1.25.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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Featured Story
02/09/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The Town Board recently held a public hearing on proposed short-term rental legislation. Readers weighed in this week on the issue. From left, Assistant Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Amber Brach- Williams, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Town Attorney Laury Dowd.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The Town Board recently held a public hearing on proposed short-term rental legislation. Readers weighed in this week on the issue. From left, Assistant Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Amber Brach- Williams, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Town Attorney Laury Dowd.

Enough rules
To the Editor:
I can fully understand the cry for some legislation so that Shelter Island does not become the melting pot for partiers who have been turned away from Montauk, which is not a pretty scene. (more…)

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01/27/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Questions on rentals
To the Editor:
The public hearing on January 27 is certain to result in a cacophony of opinions, all lumped under the all-purpose title, “short-term rentals.” For more productive discussion, the Town Board might separate out the concerns being raised and open them for comment in some order. (more…)

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01/20/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Letter writers continue to debate short-term rentals, many of which are booked over the internet.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Letter writers continue to debate short-term rentals, many of which are booked over the internet.

Room for all
To the Editor:
Heather Reylek (“Your Letters,” January 5) references 172 listings available on airbnb. This is misleading. (more…)

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12/23/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

How’s he doing?
To the Editor:
The December 1 and December 15 issues of the Reporter have contained letters from Supervisor Dougherty regarding his stewardship and focus for town finances. He is proud to say that his focus is “ticks, taxes and the aquifer.” (more…)