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11/19/18 10:00am

This photo taken at the height of the tourist season last summer represents the problem that existed as vehicles vied to join the ferry line in Greenport from both Wiggins Street and Third Street.

A study of Greenport’s transportation hub around the ferry, bus stop and train station has outlined several options for re-configuring the area to better accommodate traffic and pedestrian access. One of them would flip Wiggins Street to a one-way street going west instead of east. (more…)

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10/29/18 8:00am

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO High winds threatened to topple poles on Ram Island Road during Saturday’s storm.

Shelter Island was battered by a quick moving no’easter on Saturday that flooded  — among other spots — Bridge Street, the North and South ferry landings, and closed some roads and cut power to some residents. (more…)

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10/02/18 4:30pm
LINDA GIBBS PHOTO Action from the 25th running of the ‘Whitebread Race last Saturday.

Action from the 25th running of the ‘Whitebread Race last Saturday.

The 25th running of the “Whitebread ‘round the whirl” sailboat race took place Saturday, September 30. The Peconic Bay Sailing Association sponsors the race, a spoof on the original Whitbread ‘round the world race.

The Whitebread is the season’s last large regatta held on the East End of Long Island. (more…)

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10/01/18 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.


“Night of the Living Dead,” starring Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea and Karl Harding was pulling in movie audiences.

“Finian’s Rainbow,” directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Fred Astaire and Petula Clark, was released.

Jack Valenti, president of the Motion Picture Association of America, announced a rating system for films that would ban young children from seeing certain films or require that children be accompanied by adults to view others.

Led Zeppelin, which  originally performed as the New Yardbirds, performed together for the first time starting its United Kingdom tour in London.

The initial “Planet of the Apes” film starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter opened.

And on Shelter Island . . .