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02/06/18 2:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Three students died in the Orangeburg massacre at South Carolina State University where black students stood up to protest a whites-only policy at the areas’s only bowling alley.

The United States conducted a nuclear test at a Nevada site.

American actor Gary Coleman, best known for his role on the NBC series “Different Strokes,” was born in Zion, Illinois.

American figure skater Peggy Fleming won gold at the 1968 Grenoble, France, winter Olympics

“Planet of the Apes,” starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter, was released in New York City

And on Shelter Island . . .

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01/18/18 2:00pm
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REPORTER FILE PHOTO |  Shelter Island’s FIT Center.

FIT CENTER OPEN HOUSE

The Shelter Island Recreation Department will sponsor an open house at the FIT Center on Sunday, January 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. Bethany Ortmann, director of the department, and Emily Bohach, FIT manager, will answer questions about the equipment or the facility. The center is behind the Shelter Island School on School Street. For information, call the FIT Center at (631) 749-0978. (more…)

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01/09/18 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

English model, writer and political activist Heather Mills — considered for a Nobel Prize in 1996 for her work on behalf of amputees hurt in land mind explosions — and former wife of Beatle Paul McCartney, was born in Aldershot, Hampshire.

Lyle Menendez, who would be convicted in 1996 with his brother Erik of killing their parents, was born in New York City.

Beatles Film Production Ltd. changed its name to Apple Film Production Ltd.

The night version of Hollywood Squares premiered on NBC.

The Green Bay Packers defeated the Oakland Raiders 33-14 in Super Bowl II played at the Miami Orange Bowl.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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10/11/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Highway Superintendent and Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. and secretary Debra Speeches presented their 2018 budget request to the Town Board this week.

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Highway Superintendent and Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. and secretary Debra Speeches presented their 2018 budget request to the Town Board this week.

With hearings on the 2018  budget under way at Town Hall, numbers have not yet been totaled, but if every request from town entities are granted, spending will rise considerably. (more…)