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10/02/17 4:30pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Residnets of the Haight-Ashbury section of San Francisco conducted a mock funeral to observe the end of the hippie movement there since the neighborhood had become infiltrated with new residents who had allowed it to deteriorate.

The Beatles turned down a $1 million New York concert offer from producer Sid Bernstein who had brought the group to  Carnegie Hall back in 1964.

The 1967 World Series marked the first since 1948 in which the Yankees, Dodgers or Giants weren’t playing.

Ray Chapman — who played for the Charlotte Hornets, Washington Bullets, Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns before going on to a career as a sportscaster — was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

LPGA golfer Ellie Gibson was born in Corpus Christi, Texas.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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04/14/17 12:00pm
ELIZABETH WAGNER PHOTO | The night began with a champagne toast to Taylor’s Island, its history, and Greek Independence Day.

ELIZABETH WAGNER PHOTO | The night began with a champagne toast to Taylor’s Island, its history, and Greek Independence Day.

On Greek Independence Day, Saturday, March 25, the Taylor’s Island Foundation honored S. Gregory Taylor (born Soterios Gregorios Tavoulares), the man who bequeathed Taylor’s Island to the Town of Shelter Island. (more…)