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08/11/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Shame
To the Editor:
Whoever took down our turtle signs (“Slow Down, turtle crossing,” August 3) for the second time, on the causeway leading to Little Ram … shame on you. (more…)

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07/31/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

President Lyndon Johnson ordered another 45,000 United States troops to Vietnam while China agreed to give North Vietnam an undisclosed amount of aid.

Pink Floyd released its debut album in the United Kingdom. “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.”

Bobby Gentry released her only hit, “Ode to Billy Joe.”

Americans were listening to “Light My Fire” by The Doors.

“Bonnie and Clyde,” starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, was pulling in movie audiences in the United States.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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08/14/16 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Trash, and remnants of a fire, on Hay Beach.

COURTESY PHOTO Trash, and remnants of a fire, on Hay Beach.

Too much to ask?
To the Editor:
It saddens me when we go for a walk on Hay Beach to find piles of beer and soda cans, many blackened by fire, and empty bottles, some broken, near an often still- warm campfire.

I appreciate that people of all ages enjoy the camaraderie of friends around an open campfire on a beautiful evening at the beach. Most of us who grew up in the vicinity of a beach have fond memories of such experiences. It just puzzles us that there is a need to leave everything there. (more…)

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08/07/15 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A view of Coecles Harbor from the St. Gabriel's Retreat Center. property.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A view of Coecles Harbor from the St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center. A reader wrote bemoaning the fact that a part of the property will be developed.

More mansions
To the Editor:
I was saddened to see the property that was a spiritual sanctuary for youth and families for decades is now planned as an exclusive, private, residential enclave (see story, “Development plans for St. Gabe’s,” July 23). (more…)

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02/18/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO In its day, the building that today houses Melina Wein’s real estate business was Lester’s Ice Cream Shop.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
In its day, the building that today houses Melina Wein’s real estate business was Lester’s Ice Cream Shop.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Malcolm X was assassinated in an upper New York City ballroom, allegedly by a group of Black Muslims with whom he had a falling out. (more…)