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COURTESY PHOTO | Alastair Whitehead (bass), Darryl Poulsen (guitar), Frank Evans (banjo) and Adrian Gross (Mandolin) are the Slocan Ramblers.

COURTESY PHOTO | Alastair Whitehead (bass), Darryl Poulsen (guitar), Frank Evans (banjo) and Adrian Gross (Mandolin) are the Slocan Ramblers.

Folk music, like home cooking and regional accents, is one of those cultural traditions that has a way of taking on the flavor of where its makers settled.

In North America, our traditional music is a derivative of the Scottish and Irish fiddle folk tunes that immigrants brought with them hundreds of years ago. But as these populations settled on this side of the Atlantic, how that music grew and morphed as songs were handed down to successive generations depended largely upon where the players settled.  (more…)

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05/29/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Center Post Office.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The Center Post Office.

Late date
To the Editor:
The first transatlantic telegraph cable from Newfoundland to Ireland was laid in 1858.

At this late date in time it surely must be possible to successfully install an electric cable underwater from Southold to Shelter Island capable of meeting our future energy needs with the least negative impact on our community.
PENNY KERR
Shelter Island (more…)

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05/22/15 12:00pm
COURTESY HOWARD JACKSON Howard Jackson’s military identification card from 1944 when he was 19.

COURTESY HOWARD JACKSON
Howard Jackson’s military identification card from 1944 when he was 19.

It took months and covered continents.

Beginning in southern Italy, the voyage moved through Egypt, North Africa, Newfoundland, Connecticut, Texas, through eight more states until the long homecoming ended at the front door of a house in the Nassau County town of Hewlett. (more…)