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11/14/17 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Changing of the guard at Goat Hill, as Marc Scola (left) takes over as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Shelter Island Country Club from Ron Lucas.

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Changing of the guard at Goat Hill, as Marc Scola (left) takes over as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Shelter Island Country Club from Ron Lucas.

When Marc Scola was approached to run for chairman of the Board of Directors of the Shelter Island Country Club (SICC), he assumed there would be other candidates. But when members recently gathered to elect their new officers, Mr. Scola was the sole candidate. (more…)

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11/13/17 4:30pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski won the American League’s Most Valuable Player award.

Surveyor 6 became the first man-made object to lift off from the moon.

United States planes bombed the Haiphong shipyard in North Vietnam for the first time and President Lyndon Johnson told the American people that the U.S. was inflicting more losses on the North Vietnamese than American troops were taking,  announcing, “We are making progress”

Actress Lisa Bonet, best known to audiences for her role as Denise Huxtable on the Cosby Show, was born in San Francisco

Davey Jones of the Monkees opened a boutique, Zilch 1, in Greenwich Village

And on Shelter Island . . .

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10/30/17 11:43am
JULIE LANE PHOTO It’s not over until it’s over. Strong gusts of wind brought down this stately tree at the corner of New York Avenue and West Neck Road at mid morning.

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It’s not over until it’s over. Strong gusts of wind brought down this stately tree at the corner of New York Avenue and West Neck Road at mid morning.

Just when Islanders thought the worst had passed from the heavy rains and winds that whipped the area last night and early this morning, they found that the calm  that followed was only temporary.

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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…)