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01/23/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Three astronauts — Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee died during a launch pad rehearsal when the Apollo 1 command module caught fire. (more…)

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09/26/16 10:00am
COURTESY GRAPHIC Results of a poll taken by the town’s Green Options Advisory Committee asking Shelter Islanders about a Suffolk County-wide ban on single use, plastic bags

COURTESY GRAPHIC Results of a poll taken by the town’s Green Options Advisory Committee asking Shelter Islanders about a Suffolk County-wide ban on single use, plastic bags

Not fair
To the Editor:
Twice in the last issue of the Reporter, it was stated that 80 percent of Shelter Islanders were in favor of banning bags at markets or paying for bags at markets. In an effort to clarify that statement, it was based on a survey prepared by “green advocates” and offered to Shelter Islanders. (more…)

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08/26/16 2:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Sir Francis Chichester embarked on a 228-day circumnavigation of the world leaving from Portsmouth, England, and becoming the first person to do so alone. He was later knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. (more…)

12/22/15 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin.

COURTESY PHOTO|  Congressman Lee Zeldin.

Reporter editorials have praised Representative Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), the Island’s representative in Congress, for his strong voice on local issues that can make a difference.

He has been unwavering in opposing helicopter noise strafing the Island and other East End communities, making our case with the Federal Aviation Administration. On Common Core educational standards he’s been even better, introducing the Zeldin amendment that ensures no school district is penalized for opting out of the one-size-fits-all curriculum imposed on educators.

We applaud him again for standing his ground and raising his voice on these issues. We can’t, however, agree with him when it comes to American foreign policy or guns. (more…)