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08/28/14 10:06am
BRIDG HUNT PHOTO North Ferry’s Manhansett boat was under construction in August 2004 in Florida before debuting on the Shelter Island-Greenport run in 2005.

BRIDG HUNT PHOTO
North Ferry’s Manhansett was under construction in August 2004 in Florida before debuting on the Shelter Island-Greenport run in 2005.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

A major race riot resulted in 341 people injured and 774 arrested

Lady Bird Johnson was on the cover of Time Magazine

The Beatles continued their US tour at Forest Hills in New York

Mary Poppins was pulling in the largest movie audiences

The Animals’ House of the Rising Sun was at the top of the music charts

And on Shelter Island …

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08/25/14 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A melee at the North Ferry dock in Greenport early Sunday morning resulted in arrests and anticipated charges of trespassing against several individuals.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
A melee at the North Ferry dock in Greenport early Sunday  resulted in arrests and anticipated charges of trespassing.

A melee aboard North Ferry boats about 2 a.m. Sunday led to the arrests of several people who apparently jumped over closed gates and, in at least one case, jumped from the ferry landing over a gap between the landing and a boat. (more…)

07/18/14 5:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Joan Archard of Patchogue holds up her wetsuit Tuesday near Great South Bay, where she’s been practicing for this weekend’s swim from Greenport to Shelter Island (and maybe back).

COURTESY PHOTO
Joan Archard of Patchogue holds up her wetsuit Tuesday near Great South Bay, where she’s been practicing for this weekend’s swim from Greenport to Shelter Island (and maybe back).

The matriarch of the family — good old granny — always leaves a certain legacy behind. Whether it’s her perfect chocolate-chip cookie recipe or the slightly off-kilter jokes she made, grandmas are known to pass down fond memories.

This summer, Joan Archard of Patchogue is paying homage to her grandmother’s less conventional achievements through a feat of athleticism to be attempted in Greenport. (more…)

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07/02/14 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board met Tuesday in work session.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board met Tuesday in work session.

The Town Board has set a date for a residents’ tour on town buses of substations to the North Fork.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty said at Tuesday’s Town Board work session that the tour would begin at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 17 from Town Hall. PSEG — the power company that manages Long Island’s electricity — representatives will meet the bus at the Greenport side of North Ferry. (more…)