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03/31/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO  Shelter Island Police headquarters, where Linda Klenawicus worked for almost three decades.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Police headquarters, where Linda Klenawicus worked for almost three decades.

Linda Klenawicus retired as a police clerk for the Shelter Island Police Department this month after 29 years on the job.

We asked to speak with Ms. Klenawicus, but she declined the invitation. Those who knew Linda and worked with her were not as shy. (more…)

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03/20/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

CORRECTION: The three Apollo 1 astronauts who perished in a launch pad fire  50 years ago were Lieutenant Colonel Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Lieutenant Colonel Edward H. White and Lieutenant Commander Robert B. Chaffee. One of several sites used to compile this history incorrectly identified the three men.

 

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Muhammed Ali knocked out Zora Folley in the seventh round to win the heavyweight boxing title.

Students at the University of Michigan held the first teach-in after the United States bombing of North Vietnam.

NASA halted further training for three scheduled manned space missions to overhaul the Apollo program in light of the January fire that killed Apollo 1 astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele and Walter Cunningham.

American figure skater Debi Thomas — 1986 World Champion, 1988 Olympic bronze medalist and two-time U.S. National Champion — was born in Poughkeepsie, New York

“Homecoming” and “Cabaret” took home top honors at the 21st Annual Tony Awards ceremony.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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03/13/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO A storm is bearing down on the East End.

COURTESY PHOTO A storm is bearing down on the East End.

The winter storm bearing down on Shelter Island Tuesday may switch over to rain for brief periods tomorrow afternoon, causing the National Weather Service (NWS) to cancel the blizzard watch. (more…)

03/13/17 2:47pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Commissioner of Public Works Jay Card Jr. has declared a snow emergency as of midnight tonight. He and Police Chief Jim Read are telling residents to stay off the roads except in cases of extreme emergency.

Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar announced Monday afternoon that Town Hall will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, due to the weather forecast.

The Town Board work session, scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

 

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03/07/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Animal Control Officer Beau Payne encourages Deer & Tick Committee members not to draw conclusions from early data on deer culls. Listening to him is committee member Dr. James Bevilacqua.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Animal Control Officer Beau Payne encourages Deer & Tick Committee members not to draw conclusions from early data on deer culls. Listening to him is committee member Dr. James Bevilacqua.

Numbers don’t lie — but do they tell the truth?

Members of the town’s Deer & Tick Committee believe tracking trends are important, but have only a single year of reliable numerical data on deer culls and other relevant information to guide their effort to decrease tick-borne diseases. (more…)