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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.

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.

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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10/23/17 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

John McCain was shot down as a U.S. Navy pilot over Vietnam and would spend 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war with two years in solitary confinement.

Singer-songwriter Keith Urban was born in New Zealand.

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowned himself Emperor of Iran and ruled until he was overthrown in 1979.

The Soviet Venera 4 became the first probe to send data back to earth from Venus.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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10/09/17 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

In the first game in the history of the American Basketball Association the Anaheim Amigos lost to the Oakland Oaks 134-129 in Oakland.

American actress Kate Walsh, who has starred on both Grey’s Anatomy and its spinoff, Private Practice, was born in San Jose, California.

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox 4 games to 3 to win the 64th World Series.

Yoko Ono and John Lennon opened an exhibit in London titled “Yoko Plus Me.”

39 people, including singer-activist Joan Baez, were arrested in Oakland, California for blocking the entrance to the city’s military induction center.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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09/14/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

The political wisdom that election season begins after Labor Day is not quite true for Shelter Island — the kick off is always a bit later than the first Monday in September. (more…)

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08/22/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member Peter Grand updates his colleagues Monday evening on progress being made to identify problems plaguing Fresh Pond.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Water Advisory Committee member Peter Grand updates his colleagues Monday evening on progress being made to identify problems plaguing Fresh Pond.

Two water tests at Fresh Pond — especially two with strikingly different results — can’t tell the story about what’s happening with that prized body of water, according to Water Advisory Committee (WAC) member Peter Grand. (more…)