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05/08/15 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Bill Banks, who celebrates 20 years as head of the town Building Department, posed for this picture as part of a profile in 2012.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Bill Banks, who celebrates 20 years as head of the town Building Department, posed for this picture as part of a profile in 2012.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Pianist Vladimir Horowitz returned to the stage after a 12-year absence, performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City.  (more…)

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04/22/15 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Although this picture was taken at the height of the tourist season last year, it represents the problem that already exists many days this year as vehicles vie to get on the North Ferry line, correctly from Wiggins Street and illegally from Third Street in Greenport.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Although this picture was taken at the height of the tourist season last year, it represents the problem that already exists many days this year as vehicles vie to get on the North Ferry line, correctly from Wiggins Street and illegally from Third Street in Greenport.

North Ferry’s regular passengers are  familiar with delays occurring prior to the busy tourist season. But so far this year delays have been complicated by dock work on the Greenport side that had boats sharing a single slip. (more…)

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04/22/15 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The entrance to 13 North Ferry Road.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The entrance to 13 North Ferry Road.

Tuesday at its work session, the Town Board turned to an agenda item —“Uses allowed in a business zone.”

The discussion was spurred by a dispute at 13 North Ferry Road, owned by Dan Calabro. (more…)

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04/02/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Ten years ago, Cara Loriz was appointed to chair the Island’s Conservation Advisory Committee. Ms. Loriz has since served as Reporter editor and then executive director at Sylvester Manor, a job she recently left to move cross country with her family.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Ten years ago, Cara Loriz was appointed to chair the Island’s Conservation Advisory Committee. Ms. Loriz has since served as Reporter editor and then executive director at Sylvester Manor.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Time magazine’s cover illustrated computers in society with a story on the first orbiting digital computer, described as a “hatbox-sized model” capable of making 7,000 calculations per second.

The United States launched the first space nuclear power reactor from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Actor Robert Downey Jr. was born in New York City.

“My Fair Lady” took home the Best Picture Award as well as Academy Awards in seven other categories, including Best Director and Best Actor.

Julie Andrews, passed over in favor of Audrey Hepburn for the movie role of Eliza Doolittle that she had initiated on Broadway, took the Best Actress statuette for her role in “Mary Poppins.”

And on Shelter Island … (more…)

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03/16/15 10:00am
SUFFOLK TIMES PHOTO Shelter Island Firefighters responded to the fire that destroyed First Universalist Church in Southold Saturday night.

KATHRYN ZUKOWSKI PHOTO |  Shelter Island Firefighters responded to the fire that destroyed First Universalist Church in Southold Saturday night.

It was an unusual mutual aid call for Shelter Island firefighters late Saturday night when they were pressed into service to join North Fork departments  battling a blaze at the historic Southold First Universalist Church that was totally destroyed. (more…)