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12/04/18 10:00am

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Water Advisory Council member Greg Toner said the latest well water levels pose no concerns.

With voluntary water conservation efforts on Shelter Island continuing to be in effect,  level heights at test wells for the month of October are above or near normal, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The latest readings reveal no causes for concern, according to Greg Toner, who crunches the USGS numbers for the town’s Water Advisory Committee.

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09/17/18 4:30pm
BRYAN GALLAGHER PHOTO The Shelter Island School boys cross country team attacking ‘Hernia Hill” at Sunken Meadow State Park September 15. From left, sophomores Jalill Carter, Nick Mamisashvili, Theo Olinkiewicz and Jason Green.

BRYAN GALLAGHER PHOTO
The Shelter Island School boys cross country team attacking ‘Hernia Hill’ at Sunken Meadow State Park September 15. From left, sophomores Jalill Carter, Nick Mamisashvili, Theo Olinkiewicz and Jason Green.

The Shelter Island varsity boys and girls cross country teams begin their fifth season this year. (more…)

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05/29/18 4:30pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson,” written by Paul Simon and used in the Mike Nichols’ film, “The Graduate,” became the number one song on the Billboard Charts.

Minnesota Senator Eugene McCarthy won the Oregon Democratic primary, giving hopes to his supporters that he would be the party’s candidate, but it was not to be as Senator Hubert Humphrey got the nod that year. Senator Humphrey went on to lose to Richard Nixon in the presidential election.

Bobby Unser won the Indianapolis 500 with a time of 3:16:13.786.

Zacarias Moussaoul, who was convicted of conspiracy in the 9/11 attacks and is in prison, was born in France to Moroccan parents.

French President Charles De Gaulle announced he would dissolve the National Assembly and call for a new national election.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)