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01/21/18 1:10pm
PSEG-LI COURTESY PHOTO Roadways where traffic delays could occur during the next month as work progresses on the cable project underway to ensure long-term power reliability to Shelter Island.

PSEG COURTESY PHOTO Roadways where traffic delays could occur during the next month as work progresses on the cable project underway to ensure long-term power reliability to Shelter Island.

Islanders who have been relatively unbothered by construction underway to ensure long-term power reliability are going to experience some delays expected to begin Monday, weather permitting. (more…)

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01/15/18 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

North Korea captured the USS Pueblo holding its crew for 11 months after claiming the Navy intelligence ship had been in its waters while the United State maintained it was in international waters.

Although it would be a few years before it occurred, President Lyndon Johnson called for an end to the conversion of the U.S. dollar with other currencies then held to the gold standard because of economic pressures that were driving down its value.

Peggy Fleming won the United States Ladies Figure Skating Championship held at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina.

The Kander and Ebb musical, “Happy Time,” starring Robert Goulet and choreographed by Gower Champion, opened on Broadway and ran for 286 performances, but was the first Broadway play to lose $1 million.

“The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” starring Zoe Caldwell, who would go on to win a Tony for her performance, premiered on Broadway.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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01/12/18 12:00pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTOS

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTOS

With the New Year have come several transitions at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm.

The big change came on December 31, 2017 with the retirement of Jo-Ann Robotti as the Manor’s executive director. (more…)

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12/18/17 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Louis Washkansky, the first person to undergo a heart transplant, died 18 days later in Cape Town, South Africa, as a result of drugs used to suppress his immune system to keep it from rejecting his new heart. (more…)