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01/23/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Three astronauts — Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee died during a launch pad rehearsal when the Apollo 1 command module caught fire. (more…)

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01/01/17 3:00pm
DON BINDLER PHOTO These magnificent sea birds have been seen in large numbers flocking over Shelter Island.

DON BINDLER PHOTO These magnificent sea birds were seen in large numbers flocking over Shelter Island in April.

We were blessed with the arrival of thousands of gannets flying over our Island in April.

Our friend, photographer  Don Don Bindler wrote to us then:  “Islanders who follow the comings and going of wildlife have been struck by the unprecedented number of northern gannets in our bays for the past several weeks. (more…)

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10/04/16 2:23pm
Reel Point

REEL POINT

When the town has wanted Suffolk County to intervene at sites where dredging is needed, it has sometimes taken years to get on the list. But county plans for excavation this month at Reel Point are likely to be stopped by town action while a study on the best way to preserve the site is completed. (more…)

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08/16/16 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Interns mapping septic systems this summer are (left) James Read and Wyatt Brigham.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Interns mapping septic systems this summer are (left) James Read and Wyatt Brigham.

Last year’s single town intern, Kiera Nissen laid the groundwork for intern Nicole Oliveri while former intern Henry Read provided the initial efforts for Wyatt Brigham and James Read to continue mapping septic systems on the Island this summer under the direction of Town Engineer John Cronin. (more…)