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04/18/18 12:00pm
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REPORTER FILE PHOTO

At the April 14 Village of Dering Harbor Board of Trustees meeting, Mayor John Colby Jr. announced that the board had passed a revised hedge/fence law, enabling residents to now plant hedges with a minimum of a four-foot setback from the front property line, curb, sidewalk or paved street without Architectural Review Board (ARB) review. (more…)

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04/09/18 10:11am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1968 Civil Rights Act, also known as the Fair Housing Act, to guarantee equal housing opportunities to all.

An American military test of a deadly nerve gas in Skull Valley, Utah, killed thousands of sheep that were downwind from where the test was conducted.

The Houston Astros beat the New York Mets 1-0 in 24 innings.

“In the Heat of the Night” won Best Picture Award at the 40th Academy Awards while its star, Rod Steiger, took home the Best Actor Award and Katherine Hepburn won Best Actress for “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”

American Bob Goalby won the 32nd Masters Gold Tournament by one stroke. It was his only major championship win.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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01/17/16 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Riverhead Courthouse where a suit against BNL will be heard..

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Riverhead Courthouse where a suit against BNL will be heard..

Next month, a 20-year-old class action lawsuit charging Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) with contaminating neighborhoods adjacent to its sprawling campus will be heard again in New York State Supreme Court in Riverhead. (more…)

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06/09/14 8:00am
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REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Not so fast
To the Editor:

PSEG presented a proposal to build a substation costing $12 million (see story “PSEG calls for Island substation,” May 29), choosing the town-owned parcel at the old highway barn site located on South Ferry Road. If the Town Board approves this substation, a favorable deal needs to be negotiated for Shelter Island because PSEG would make millions of  dollars of profit from this substation. Please don’t give away our pot of gold. (more…)