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04/24/17 4:30pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Expo 67, the World’s Fair, opened in Montreal with the date coinciding with the centennial of the Canadian Confederation.

Muhammad Ali refused military service and was stripped of his heavyweight boxing title for three years.

Fidel Castro announced all intellectual property belonged to the people and said Cuba would translate and publish technical literature without compensation.

Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas.

The New York Knicks signed Bill Bradley to a four year $500,000 contract.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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04/15/17 8:00am
Reporter columnist Karl Grossman, the dean of Long Island journalists, will have his archives of more than 50 years preserved in the East Hampton Library for scholars and reporters to access.

Reporter columnist Karl Grossman, the dean of Long Island journalists, will have his archives of more than 50 years preserved in the East Hampton Library for scholars and reporters to access.

It was a highlight of my life.

Dennis Fabiszak, director of the East Hampton Library, sent an email last month saying: “I have great news. Your archive is now live. We currently have 3,401 documents included and we are scanning every day …” Dennis provided a direct link to the archive: easthamptonlibrary.org/long-island-history/karl-grossman-research-archive/

What a thrill! (more…)

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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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09/02/16 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

New York inventor Ralph Baer had an idea about other ways to use television when nothing good was being broadcast and began work on what would become a Magnavox Odyssey, an early home entertainment game system. (more…)

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04/05/15 3:00pm
CAROL DICKENS DEEB

CAROL DICKENS DEEB

Carol Dickens Deeb

Longtime resident of Naples, Florida, Carol Dickens Deeb passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Carol was born on December 25, 1934 on Shelter Island to William and Hazel Dickens. After meeting the love of her life, William (Bill) Deeb, at SUNY Platsburgh, Carol and Bill raised a family in Oneida, New York. (more…)