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11/20/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Mets pitcher Tom Seaver, with a record of 16 and 12, was named the National League’s Rookie of the Year.

U.S. General William Westmoreland told news reporters that he thought in 1965 the Viet Cong were winning the war, but by November 1967, he was confident they were losing.

The British Broadcasting Company unofficially banned the Beatles song, “I Am the Walrus,” thought to be critical of capitalism and the social system when, in fact, it was a period in which John Lennon was writing gibberish lyrics for many songs after hearing that people were studying Beatles’ song meanings.

The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution providing a guideline for negotiating an Arab-Israeli peace settlement

And on Shelter Island . . .

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11/10/17 8:00am
JANINE MAHONEY PHOTO | Shelter Island students slept in cardboard boxes on the school lawn on Monday, November 6 to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

JANINE MAHONEY PHOTO | Shelter Island students slept in cardboard boxes on the school lawn on Monday, November 6 to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

The annual Cardboard Campout at Shelter Island School was held on Monday night. Members of the Shelter Island National Honor Society and other eligible students slept in cardboard boxes on the school lawn from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. (more…)

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06/28/17 12:30pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO The Shelter Island High School Class of 2017.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO The Shelter Island High School Class of 2017.

“This is our Super Bowl Sunday and we’ve won,” Shelter Island Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino told seniors at Saturday’s graduation ceremony, describing how he and his colleagues have watched the 16 students through the years meet challenges set before them.

“We’re here for you today and we’ll always be here,” he said. (more…)

04/16/17 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | The student-designed T-shirt honors teacher Mrs. Gibbs, who has cancer. The shirt sells for $15.

COURTESY PHOTO | The student-designed T-shirt honors teacher teacher Sharon Gibbs, who has cancer. The shirt sells for $15.

An initiative of Shelter Island National Honor Society members Melissa Frasco and Isabella Sherman, “Yoga 4 Peace in the Middle East,” has raised over $300 for the children of Syria. In addition, the National Honor Socieity’s shamrocks sales raised $466 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. (more…)

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03/03/17 12:30pm

Not surprisingly, great teachers have generally had great teachers of their own — those who inspired them to pursue a career in education. That’s the case for the Reporter’s Person of the Year, Janine Mahoney. (more…)