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08/14/18 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

American actress Debra Messing, known for her role on Will & Grace on NBC Television, was born in Brooklyn.

Frank Sinatra divorced third wife Mia Farrow after two years of marriage.

Movie tickets were selling for $1.50 and gasoline averaged 34 cents a gallon.

Warsaw Pact Soviet led troops invaded Czechoslovakia.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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08/01/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTOS Property owner of Seven B & B, Beth Swanstrom (left), and her attorney, Patricia Moore, argue the ownership of a nonconforming B&B shouldn’t affect a conforming house Ms. Swanstrom owns and wants to renovate.

JULIE LANE PHOTOS
Owner of Seven B&B, Beth Swanstrom (left), and her attorney, Patricia Moore, argue the ownership of a nonconforming B&B shouldn’t affect a conforming house Ms. Swanstrom owns and wants to renovate.

Can a licensed owner of a Bed & Breakfast on Shelter Island also offer separate accommodations in a second structure on her property for short-term rentals (STRs) while observing the STR law? (more…)

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06/23/18 11:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Celebrating a project completed on time are (l-r) Shelter Island Supervisor Gary Gerth, Greenport Mayor George Hubbard, Project Manager Manny Lilimpakis and Heights Property Owners Corporation General Manager Stella Lagudis who each received a plaque representing the under-water cabling that now stretches from Shelter Island to Greenport, assuring the town with reliable electrical service.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Celebrating a project completed on time are (from left Shelter Island Supervisor Gary Gerth, Greenport Mayor George Hubbard, Project Manager Manny Lilimpakis and Heights Property Owners Corporation General Manager Stella Lagudis who each received a plaque representing the under-water cables that now stretch from Shelter Island to Greenport.

It was all smiles Thursday morning as representatives from PSEG, Shelter Island Town, the Heights Property Owners Corporation and Greenport Village gathered outside the North Ferry office to celebrate the successful completion of a seven-month project to install underwater electrical cables.

The completion will guarantee the town reliable electricity to meet peak demands during the summer months.“Enjoy your power,” a jovial Greenport Mayor George Hubbard declared. Since his own vehicle repair shop is located on the Island, he too, will be a beneficiary of reliable power here. (more…)

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05/31/18 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

A new row of chairs had to be set up in the Town Hall meeting room on the afternoon of May 25 and it still wasn’t enough to seat the overflow crowd of residents who stood in the back and crowded the corridor. (more…)