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07/17/17 11:06am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Blue-green algae on the surface of Fresh Pond Monday morning near the town landing off Lake Drive.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Blue-green algae on the surface of Fresh Pond Monday morning near the town landing off Lake Drive.

The Department of Public Works has posted signs warning that swimming in Fresh Pond “may pose a risk to your health. Please refrain from swimming.” (more…)

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06/08/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | John Hallman.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | John Hallman

John Hallman begs to differ.

In strong words this week, Mr. Hallman told the Reporter that Peter Grand, a member of the Water Advisory Committee (WAC), had “scared people” when he commented on tests that revealed a well in the Center near the school had nitrate levels above safe standards for drinking. (more…)

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03/13/17 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The classic Pirates of the Caribbean attraction opened at Disneyland in California.

American actress Lauren Graham, who rose to fame with the television show “Gilmore Girls” was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Red Sox, in a spring training game against the New York Mets trailed 18 to 13 in the eighth inning but rallied in the ninth for 10 runs and won the game 23 to 18.

The Grateful Dead released their self-titled album in San Francisco after recording it for Warner Brothers in Los Angeles over a four-day period.

“Thoroughly Modern Millie” had Americans flocking to movie theaters.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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01/20/15 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Town Engineer John Cronin says the need for information from well testing is critical.

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Town Engineer John Cronin says the need for information from well testing is critical.

Students, staff and teachers at the Shelter Island School in the 1980s will remember informative signs that the water was unsafe for drinking. When an addition was put on the school in 1992, one of the requirements for construction was that the school’s well had to be relocated. (more…)