07/11/16 10:00am

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

British Motor Corporation and Jaguar Cars announced merger plans to become British Motor Holdings.

Actor Matthew Fox, best known for roles in the Fox Network’s “Party of Five” and “Lost” was born in Abington, Pennsylvania.

Mass murderer Richard Speck murdered eight student nurses in their Chicago dormitory and was arrested two days after the killings.

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson flew to Moscow to try to broker peace talks to end the Vietnam war, but his suggestions were rejected by Soviet Union leaders.

“Half A Sixpence,” a musical comedy based on the H.G. Wells novel , “Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul,” closed at the Broadhurst Theater in New York City after 512 performances and a Tony win the year before.

And on Shelter Island …
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11/13/15 9:00am

Reel Point Shelter Island

What’s to be done at Reel Point, where thousands of dollars have been spent to keep the mouth of Coecles Harbor open?

Before pouring more money into dredging and another attempt to shore up the land, both the town and Peconic Land Trust, which owns part of the site, agree they want a professional study to determine what can be done.  (more…)

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10/22/15 4:30pm
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Gorillas and elephants
To the Editor:
Last week’s article, “Politics takes a back seat,” certainly raises serious questions about Supervisor Dougherty’s budgeting process for 2016.

However, my view is that politics remains in the front seat. His budget process reveals that we are facing another budget deficit for 2016. The supervisor’s latest “guesstimate” for a budget increase under 5 percent likely will be achieved by appropriating more fund balances, than the $150,000 shown in his tentative budget, to fill the budget gap. (more…)

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08/17/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Four-poster units to fight tick infestations were first suggested 10 years ago, but it took until 2008 for a pilot program to test their effectiveness and they remain controversial today.

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Four-poster units to fight tick infestations were first suggested 10 years ago, but it took until 2008 for a pilot program to test their effectiveness and they remain controversial today.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The riots in the predominantly black Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles were in full swing, spurred by two white police officers who stopped a black man suspected of driving while intoxicated. By the time the five-day rioting ended, 34 people were dead, 1,032 injured and nearly 4,000 had been arrested. (more…)