09/22/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (a ka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (a ka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

Cur is ailing.

The canine cardiologist has confirmed the vet’s diagnoses of pulmonary hypertension and congestive heart failure, which may be slowed but can’t be reversed or cured. Cur may have a year. (more…)

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08/28/17 2:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Beatles manager Brian Epstein died of an drug overdose and was found in his locked bedroom with some suggesting it marked the beginning of the Beatles’ dissolution.

American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell was assassinated in Arlington, Virginia by a former party member who had been ejected from the group because he tried to bring Marxist doctrine into the party’s platforms.

The final episode of ABC’s “The Fugitive” drew 78 million viewers.

The East Coast Wrestling Association was established.

The number one song in the nation was Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billy Joe.”

And on Shelter Island . . .

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06/30/17 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Mary and Albert Dickson at home on Shelter Island.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Mary and Albert Dickson at home on Shelter Island.

Albert Dickson’s family history includes a number of people about whom you could say, “They did good.”

His great uncle got the idea that places for public access to the water should be designated by the town, and not just rely on the friendly and tolerant owners of near-shore property. He helped establish the town landings we use today. Albert’s grandmother once risked her life to rescue a swimmer in trouble near Second Bridge, and was rewarded when the woman she saved gave her a set of gold spoons. And his parents, Anton and Mary Dickson, in spite of their own very modest means, somehow managed to give food and support to people in the community who needed it. (more…)

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06/28/17 10:33am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Chris Lubicich from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, seated next to Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar at Tuesday’s Town Board work session, outlined the county’s goals and methods for improving water quality.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Chris Lubicich from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, seated next to Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar at Tuesday’s Town Board work session, outlined the county’s goals and methods for improving water quality.

If crafting the new law pertaining to short-term rentals (STRs) took many months, getting it rolling with registrations is proving no easy task for town officials. (more…)

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06/19/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset Firehouse is likely to be the site of a second Shelter Island cell phone tower.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset Firehouse is likely to be the site of a second Shelter Island cell phone tower.

Three years after Shelter Island Fire Commissioners began discussions about locating a new cell tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane, the application will be considered by the Zoning Board of Appeals. (more…)